Do you have a bad habit? I know that I have a few – ask people that know me and they’ll confirm that sad fact. So it’s okay to admit it, at least to yourself.
Some bad habits include (but are not limited to) gossiping, smoking, overeating, drinking too much, overspending, and laziness. There’s plenty of other more subtle ones too, like grinding your teeth or being overly sarcastic. And if you’re a student, you may have a whole new set of bad habits to break, like skipping classes, not studying enough, or even cheating on assignments or tests.
Breaking out of these bad habits by our own power simply won’t work. God must be our source for every positive life change we hope to make. Since we follow a great and powerful God who desires to make us new, we shouldn’t lose hope in what He can do in us. Paul tells his readers in Rome near the end of his letter “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
It is in that mindset which I hope you will read “Making Room for the New“. It will encourage you to “be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:23-24)
If you have a bad habit you’ve tried to overcome but just can’t, maybe the encouragement of someone else could help you finally conquer it? Consider contacting an online mentor today who will walk beside you as you learn to trust in God to break your bad habits!
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