Habits are things we do repeatedly, most of the time we are hardly aware that we have them. They’re on autopilot.
True or false:
It is easier to give up good ones than bad ones.
It is easier to identify bad habits in other people rather than yourself.
(Illustration): Four plants: seed, rooted, scrub, tree – easier to get rid of when small than when grown into a hard tree [works both ways].
Some are good, some bad, and some don’t matter.
1) Be Responsible Romans 14:10-12, 2 Cor. 5:10
One day you will be responsible! Start now!
a) Blame no one, don’t be a victim, the world today is full of victims
b) You can only control the way you react to things
2) Begin with the end in mind Luke 14:28-30
a) Always have a plan; Set goals (Make a LIST)
b) Remember that there are Consequences for your actions Gal.6:7
3) Put first things first Matt. 6:27-34
a) You will do whatever you put first in your life
b) Focus on the things that matter, Matt. 6:19-21
4) The Golden Rule Matt. 7:12
a) Life is not a vicious competition
b) Help someone
5) Listen sincerely Job 37:2
a) Seek first to understand
b) Then to be understood
6) Seek Counsel Prov. 19:20, 11:14
a) Ecc. 1:9 No new thing under the sun
b) Folks in this church are a great resource
7) Sharpen your saw Romans 12:1-2
Abraham Lincoln once said, “If given eight hours to cut down a tree, I would spend the first four hours sharpening my saw”, Take the time to prepare yourself for things that are ahead of you.
a) Read your Bible