How do you deal with habits?
-Don’t see habit as something that is so easy to change. Remember that saying I shared that says habits has to be coaxed out of the door not flung out of the window.
-Don’t overestimate yourself just like Peter of the Bible, whose habit was overconfidence even when Jesus, the all knowing warned him yet he couldn’t humble himself and pray for grace.
-Underestimate the problem.
One thing is that most of us aren’t aware of our habit, listen when other people point the out the habit and like the Bible says, in the mouth of two and three witnesses the truth shall be established.
-Watch it when two or more persons are calling your attention to something negative we do.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 KJV
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Just like I said in the door tagged r & c, repentance and conversion starts with admittance of sins.
– Address the habit by it’s name.
*Read about it.
*Don’t hide behind all the cover up-polished excuses.
2 Subject the habit to the name of Jesus via confessions.
You habit of worry and anxiety I subject you to name of Jesus, the propitiation for my sins. I decree and declare that you shall no longer possess my temple because my body is the temple of the living God.
*Slot in whatever your habits maybe in.
3 Cast the habit out of your life.
4 Declare victory through Christ.
And just like the case in the Bible if a demon is cast out from a person and something greater did not replace the demon, about seven demons come back to possess the person.
That said, replace the bad habit with good habit.
A friend of mine replace chewing gum with bitter cola.
Worry and anxiety could be curb with engaging in uplifting activities like listening to uplifting messages and songs.
How do you build a good habit?
Psalms 136:6 KJV
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1. Sow an action.
– remember it’s going to be a repeated action.
2. Break down long term desire to short term actions.
– A step at a time.
3. No good thing come without breaking into sweat. Endure the pain and discomfort.
4. Anticipate the joy.
5. Take stock of your progress and rejoice!
Tell someone you know you can be accountable to and most importantly, tell Jesus, he specializes in replacing bad habits with good ones.
Feel free to share and I’ll love to hear from you, cheers!