Poor habits will drag a person down and keep them in the doldrums indefinitely. Good habits have an opposite effect. They allow people to gradually build living patterns that lead to a more peaceful, purposeful, abundant, and prosperous life.
Tragically, many believers and non-believers alike are being held captive to a materialistic lifestyle. It could be the pursuit of money, power, relationships or anything that can develop into a pattern of bad living. John 8:34 reads, “Jesus replied, ‘I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin.” 1 John 3:9 states, “Those who have been born into God’s family do not sin because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning because they have been born of God.” Frequently, ungodly habits begin in a way that appears iinnocent and fulfills a temporary desire or need. But over time, the desire increases, leading to a habit that becomes uncontrollable. People become powerless to stop. Ironically, in any addictive state people often believe that they can stop the behavior. Unfortunately bad habits are tough to break.Neither human will power nor effort can overcome this bondage. However, what man cannot accomplish, God can achieve. Luke 18:27 reads: “Jesus replied, “What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God.” Is there some habit, emotion, or dream that possesses you? The Wonderful Counselor, can steer you in the right direction and set you free.
Make it a good habit to begin or end each day with daily devotions or a short prayer. Reading encouraging inspirational messages and scripture verses found in the Holy Bible can dramatically change your life forever.