By: Coach Nay
Most of what we do from day-to-day is built on habit. Our morning routines, our daily task, our responses to ringing phones, stop signs or washing dishes after dinner. We do things based on our previous actions and know what to expect in response to those actions.
How many of your habits point you to God? Do you have a habit of reading your bible or doing a devotion first thing in the morning? Do you pray before meals, or bed, or throughout your day? And how many of your actions point you away from God? Whether it’s an addiction, negative attitude, or behavior that contradicts your faith in God, can you think of habits that challenge your walk?
I can think of a few habits I have that pull me from God. Those times when I become angry over the simplest things and instead of speaking in love, I speak rudely, not regarding the other persons feelings. It can be difficult to adopt new habits. It takes intentional effort, which isn’t always easy or desirable. However, we must not give into the easy route. Jesus died for our salvation and has given us power over the struggles of this world. We are called to walk in faith, knowing and believing that the change that has happened on the inside can be manifested on the outside through our habits.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
1 Corinthians 6:12
“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.”
Commit it to Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace and mercy. Be my strength and my reward Father and help me to be transformed and renewed. May the things I do glorify you and may Your will be done. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
What areas has God been calling you to be transformed in? What can you do today to take that first step in changing that habit? I encourage you to spend some time in prayer and ask God to show you the condition of your heart and your life through His eyes, ask Him to lead you in changing for the better, then have faith that He will walk with you every step of the way. Be transformed in the name of Jesus.
About the Author
In addition to being a full-time mom and wife, Nay is passionate about her family and living a life that glorifies God. She enjoys being creative, being active, reading and learning new things. Her fellowship with women, both young and old, has not only taught her a lot, but has played a major role in her walk with God and has developed a desire to encourage and support other women. She hopes that the MoM Coaching blog will serve as a community and resource for moms and women all over the world.