Story of the day: Break up with your bad habits
Habits. Now here is a word that can either be the greatest thing we ever do in our spiritual walk with God, or can leave you wishing you had dumped them years ago. I was watching Joyce Meyer the other day, and she got my wheels to spinning about bad habits and how we must break up with them.
Have you ever had a past relationship where you knew you had broken up with the person because it was the best thing for you, but it was the most difficult thing to do? The same is true with our bad habits. These bad habits have probably been lingering in our life for some time. Let’s face it, keeping them around is easier than having the “break up” talk with them because no one really wants to go through that uncomfortable time in their life. After the breakup, it may seem easier to want to go back to them because they were able to fill a void in our life that we think we needed to begin with.
So how do we break up with something so bad that we have defined in our life as good? There is never an easy way to break up with anyone, let alone anything.
Have you ever noticed a vine growing and spiraling around a chain link fence? The fresh growth, the young green vine, is easy to remove with a simple twist of your wrist. But the old, brown, woody part of the vine is very difficult to remove. It takes a lot of time and effort to break it off, and sometimes it won’t come off unless we are willing to also remove part of the fence itself.
Bad habits are like a vine on a chain-link fence. The sooner we get after them (break up with them), the easier they are to remove (let go). But the old ones, the ones we’ve let remain in our life for years, are hard to get rid of (say goodbye to). And sometimes they can’t be removed unless we also remove other parts of our life.
Quote of the day: Lloyd Cory
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
Bible verse of the day: 1 Corinthians 11:28 (NKJV)
“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today I examine my life and I pray that if there are any bad habits in my life that they be brought to the light. Father, it all starts with a change of heart and mind and today I choose to I break up with any bad habits in my life that are keeping me from living a fully devoted life to You. I love You Father and I thank You for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,