I am grateful for good habits. They don’t just happen on their own. They have taken effort and commitment in my part for them to become good habits. These good habits keep me on track with my goals, like fitness, organization, ministry, and future plans. I’ve had to break old habits that don’t benefit my goals and replace them with new good habits. In order to make these changes, I had to identify what was not beneficial to my goals. This is when you begin to mature in your daily choices.
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
See, bad habits are no good to you and your goals. They bring stress and anxiety at times. Think of those bad habits you struggle with. Do they make you late to appointments? Have they gotten you into debt? Have they affected your health? Have they taken you way from your walk with the Lord? Bad habits are a sign you have not matured in these areas of your life. In order to change something you have to change the way you do things. This is when old habits are broken and new good ones are made. But in order to keep these new good habits, you need to be committed, consistent, and, like Hebrews 5:14, you need to practice it everyday. Practice is defined as: to perform or exercise a skill to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. When you accomplish this, you mature in the decisions you make every day. As you mature in all the areas of your life, you will be able to have the discipline to choose to do the things that will get you closer to your goals. It’s time to take ownership of your choices, change what needs to change, be consistent in new habits and reach your goals.