Topic :Breaking Bad Habits
I want to start this chapter by being honest. Breaking bad habits takes a strong commitment, an investment of time, a lot
of hard work, and a willingness to be uncomfortable while you are transitioning from bondage to freedom. If you are not
willing to do that, then I doubt that I can help you. Breaking a bad habit can be like breaking up with a bad boyfriend who is
We know breaking up with him is the right thing to do, but we may miss him even though being with him means being hurt.
We must learn to follow the wisdom of God and do what we know will be good for us in the long term and not follow the thing that makes us feel good physically oJesus did a hard thing by sacrificing His life for us, and He didn’t ever say,
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“This is just too hard.” He did it through
prayer, constantly leaning on God, and having a strong commitment to doing the will of God. He, for the joy of obtaining the prize that was set before Him, endured the cross
As you begin your journey of breaking bad
habits, keep the reward that you will receive in mind. We are motivated by reward, and God is certainly the Rewarder of those who are diligent. When you are weary of doing battle with your wrong desires, think of how wonderful it will be when the bad habit is broken and a good one has taken its place.
The number of bad habits we could talk about is endless,and no matter how many I mention I might miss yours, but the answer to them all is the same. Perhaps you want to quit smoking cigarettes, or overeating, or being critical of others.
You may even be dealing with a more serious addiction such as alcoholism, gambling, drug addiction, pornography, or an eating disorder. The name of the addiction is not the important thing. The important thing is for you to know that God loves you unconditionally and Jesus came to undo the works of the devil, to set captives free, and to give us a life that we can enjoy.
All things are possible with God, so whether your bad habit is eating too much sugar or drug addiction, God is able and
willing to set you free. I realize that breaking a habit of drinking eight cans of soda a day is not going to be as difficult as
breaking an addiction to drugs. The problems are not the same but God is the same, and He has enough strength to meet
whatever your need may be