Creatures of HabitThere are areas of our life that we have repeated for so long they have become bad habits. And if we don’t deal with things, not only will they keep us from God’s best, but they will become a part of our identity. In other words, we will become known for our bad habits. But, once you invite Christ into your life, he breaks the hold sin has on you and you now have the power to “say no” to sin. And of course, the point of the Christian life is to become more like Jesus, to take on his nature or character.
But what often happens is, because of apathy, laziness or whatever, we continue with the same old habits. And if we continue to practice those long enough, they can become an addiction or a spiritual stronghold. On the other hand, if you want to get rid of a bad habit you have to be intentional about it, you didn’t get this habit overnight and you won’t get rid of it overnight. And one of the best ways to get rid of a bad habit is to replace it with a good habit, and once you do that you will begin to see the fruit of the spirit grow in your life. And the fruit of the spirit is actually the evidence of your spiritual growth. That’s what we focus on in this series for a number of different habits with the hope we can start breaking them and replacing them together.