Have you taken time to consider your potential and thought – ‘What am I doing!?’
Most of us long to get the most out of life with the least amount of hassle, and while that is attainable, we have to put in the hard work if we want to develop good habits that help us become a better version of ourselves. Developing good habits is beneficial to our lives, but it takes time and patience. The key is to omit the stage where we believe developing a good habit is too difficult and slip into negative ones. Because good habits have the potential to open many doors of success and productivity.
My faith in God is central to my life journey, and I know that like anyone, I have struggled to change habits and form really positive and productive ones. However, I chose not to quit and with much effort, I have learned these points from developing good habits in my own life.
My personal 7 tips to make God’s word a habit in your life
- Good habits determine your success or your downfall, and the choice is yours to make.
- Whereas bad habits can create negativity pulling you down, nurturing good habits can have totally opposite positive effect on your life.
- Even though changing unhelpful habits can take lots of time and discipline to undo, in the long run you will move your life away from harmful behaviours and reduce stress.
- In nurturing my faith, I know that taking a few minutes at the start of my day with a bible verse and prayer, sets my mind in the right frame to tackle whatever comes next as I prepare for the day ahead.
- To follow this up, during the day , I still return to meditate on bible verses and attempt to practice life application to my next task or situation.
- Talking to God constantly, is as simple as just that. You don’t need to have a set prayer or be formal. Talk to God as if He is your best friend.
- I love Psalm 119, not only is it the longest chapter in the bible. But, it uncovers ways of how to live, seek God’s Word as a priority, outlines the benefits of applying God’s truth and gives you the results.
This riddle is so powerful, as it outlines where most of us can find ourselves heading, then beat ourselves up because we don’t stick to our habits. Starting with small adjustments will help you stay committed for the long haul. By the end of reading this poem, you will probably guess what this relates to.
I am your constant companion; I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly. I am easily managed, but you must be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great people; and alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a human. You may run me for a profit or run me for ruin – it makes no difference to me. Take me. Train me. Be firm with me. And I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me. And I will destroy you.
Who am I?
How do you remain inspired to chase good habits?
No one needs to remind us that habits can only be formed through repetition. But, the reason we fail, is not because we are not trying, rather, we give up because we set unrealistic expectations of ourselves and before we know it we become weary and break the promises we make to ourselves to keep going. Don’t feel sorry for yourself, instead take that energy and turn it into your present situation to reform those bad habits or create new ones.
When we meditate on God’s word and store them in our hearts, when faced with the wrong situations, we will know how to act. In that moment through God’s word we have learned His rules and so we will be able to delight in doing the right thing. (Psalm 119:11-16) But, this takes time, it’s a habit that begins when we change our mindset to try achieve it slowly. So if reading a few verses a day helps you to remember and made gradual positive changes. You are moving in the right direction, because you are utilising your willpower, determination, interest and acquiring knowledge. As well as practicing this habit of memorising Scripture and allowing God to help it sink into your life, in order to provide help in the moments you need it most.
I would recommend that if you want to master a good habit, spend time cultivating it carefully and gradually, because of the benefits it will bring to your life. Happiness is one habit we can cultivate ourselves rather than expect others to make us happy. And it goes back to mindset. When you choose to be positive and view changes as adopting good change into your life, then once you make the decision, you will dedicate time to developing it. The more clarity you gain, the more you will be able to identify your own triggers or obstacles that arise and then deter from them, so you are not setting yourself up for failing. I believe it is important to take time to reflect and consider all the things that are holding you back, so that you know your gameplan to succeed will be solid when faced with distractions. WIth the support of your spouse or friend, you can stay accountable and keep boosting your sense of achievement and motivation to keep strong, know your wins and learn from your mistakes.