Just this week I heard from a friend who is so disgusted about people who just lounge around hoping the sky parted and fall bread direct to their mouth. I listened and I get irritated with that too. Like her, I also hate laziness a lot and when someone tells me that I’ll do it later, it somehow gets into my nerve. So, I examined myself and discover that I have areas in my life that I also said, “later and next time and tomorrow too.”
I desperately want to change and to improve and so I improvise a way for me to follow through. First, I write down my daily schedule. Second, I follow through my own schedule to instill personal discipline in me. Third, I confess 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 thats says, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. The people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.” Fourth, I determined to do this for #21Days because psychologists said that if you do the same thing for #21Days, you can change the old habit and build a new one. Hopefully, we will establish a right habit because what we do daily can make us or break us. An English Poet said, “we first make our habits, then our habits make us.” John Maxwell also said that “the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” Terri Savelle Foy quoted too that “we are rewarded in public for what we do in private.” And, if we see champions all over the world, they did not become champions in the ring, rather, they are recognized in the ring.
So, what are areas in your life that you want to change? Is it being too reactive? Is it laziness? Is it procrastination? Is it hopelessness? Is it the blaming game?
In the book of The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey mentioned that “we have to get our personal act together before we can be a good team player.” In my church, one of the series that my pastor taught us is Taking Responsibility For Your Life. That we have to come to the point that we will not hide behind our prayers but pray and get up and do something. If the Bible is very clear to us, then we don’t even need to pray about it, LET’S JUST DO IT. Just like for instance the verse in Habbakkuk 2:2 that says, “And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run.” That’s a verse that we don’t need to pray about. If we have visions, dreams, and goals in life, WE WILL WRITE IT. Then let’s pray what we write and let’s run with it.
The Bible is simple. The only way to complicate it is not to do it.
So, together, let’s get in the habit of being a doer of the Word. A doer of our vision and dreams. He loves to see us successful but we have to cooperate with Him by doing something and see Him blessing the works of our hands.
Have a successful habit that makes you, not a habit that breaks you💕