- "I know I'm addicted to caffeine, but come on - who isn't?"
- "I have this... um... 'habit' - that I can't seem to stop."
- "This is just something I do. I'm not hurting anyone... it's harmless."
- "I'd give it up if I could... but I can't."
I know these statements. I've said similar ones at different points in my life, too.
We're about at that point in January when the New Year's resolutions seem to be fading away. Perhaps you've given up and concluded you just have to accept the habits and won't ever be able to conquer them.
I'm not a psychologist - I don't even play one on TV. But I am someone who wants to encourage you that there is life and promise in Jesus Christ. I'm not even sure why I'm sharing this, except maybe that someone out there needs to read that truth and claim it.
Habits are less about our choices and more about how we view God and ourselves. If the biggest thing in our lives is our habit, then we will always fail. If the biggest thing in our lives is God, though, there is victory available. It requires surrender, trust, and continued prayer... not to mention a good group of friends who will pray you through each day.
So I guess that's about it. I just had the sense like it needed to be said... maybe for you or someone else.
Maybe just me.
"...and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority." (Colossians 2:10)