It takes a HABIT to BREAK a HABIT !
If we do not fill the void left from eliminating a particular habit or routine from our life we revert back to the “old habit” or routine. It’s too easy to fall back into the familiar even if we know it’s not beneficial to our growth.
It’s the same in our spiritual lives…we cannot let the spaces in our heart and mind be filled with the “old”. So, we endeavor to fill it with the New Way of life. Some have a difficult battle with leaving the old behind and forging ahead with the New! We don’t want to leave the familiar behind even if it’s bad for us! Oftentimes, we take comfort in the familiar…it’s easy, we know what to expect from the old familiar habits and routines.
Once we’ve fallen back into our old ways we often become disappointed in ourselves and may even feel worthless, helpless, and hopeless or despondent.
That’s a TRICK of the adversary! Don’t let him fool you into believing his lies that you are incapable of changing! God’s WORD tells us otherwise. It also tells us that it can be a struggle to endure, maintain, and STAND FIRM! WE CAN DO IT!
My heart breaks when I see believers falling back into the adversaries lap. I’ve seen lives become so ensnared and tangled that one sometimes wonders if they will make it back. I know, that I know…God is merciful, full of grace, and compassion. He does understand and He wants to give you hope, worth, and purpose.
God will not leave you…you leave God! He waits with open arms and eyes filled with desire to see you run into His forgiving arms of love. He came to earth…gave his only son, for who? YOU! and me!
Don’t GIVE UP! Give GOD the adoration, praise, and glory of your heart, mind, and soul! He will give you all the strength you will need to fight the warfare of this world. Preparation is the key!
Put on the armor…prepare for the battle,
(I’m not sure why I have blogged this…but it was in my heart to write.)