Making A Habit

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Making a habit

They say that if you can stick to anything for 21 days, you can make it a habit. I'm not sure who "they" are, but obviously if they can carry the title of "they" then they must know what they are talking about. I can't really speak from personal experience, since I don't think that I have ever stuck to anything for 21 days. I did stay with a really strict diet once for about 3 hours.

The key is to establish a habit. I do things out of habit without having to remember or think. When cell phones were new (if you can remember that far back) I couldn't remember to carry my cell phone with me when I left the house. Now, it is a habit. I know that if I need to take some with me when I leave the house tomorrow, that if I put it with my cell phone, then I will take it with me. It's a habit.

Our goal for the next few weeks is to make the daily intake of God's Word a habit. It will take 63 days to go through the Gospel of John. That's enough to make 3 habits. Talk to others in your small groups. There is strength in numbers. Let's hold each other accountable.