When I was young I chewed my fingernails all the time. My grandma told me stories about how I was more susceptible to diseases, and my parents tried to convince me to use nail clippers like a normal person. The problem is, I still chew my nails. Even now.
Habits can be extremely powerful, both for good or bad.
A couple months back I started riding a stupid stationary bike in the mornings. I’m not a fan of it, but I know that exercise is a habit I need to establish. It actually blows my mind that after forcing myself out of bed for those first couple weeks I now just naturally get up, put on shorts and a tshirt and go upstairs to where the bike is. I do it without thinking. I’ve somehow created a new habit.
It boggles my mind how we can build powerful habits into our lives. Want to read your Bible more? Build it into a habit. Want to exercise? Build it into a habit. Want to write more often, or spend more time with your kids, or volunteer more? Build it into a habit.
Habits can be amazing things if you’re intentional.
Imagine what you could accomplish; imagine what kind of person you could become through just a few new habits.