Christianity is a life beyond the senses, and God has empowered you to break the hold of any negative or destructive habit from your life.
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 6:12 TLB
“I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren’t good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I’ll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can’t easily stop when I want to”.
Success, contrary to what many think, doesn’t happen accidentally; it won’t drop on your lap like a ripe cherry from a tree. You can’t be successful until you plan and prepare for it, and this is why discipline is so important.
One of the ways to bring discipline into your life is by creating good habits for yourself. Habits are not inherent qualities; they are learned over a period of time. Repetition of actions leads to habits and when they get a hold of you, they shape your life. Your character is the summation of your habits. Creating good habits is very important, because, though you make your habits in the beginning, at the end, your habits make you.
To stop a destructive habit, you must replace it with a constructive one! God has given us His Word to guide our thoughts, habits, character, and, ultimately, the circumstances of our lives. Though your spirit is recreated, you still need to renew your mind consistently with God’s Word (Romans 12:2).
Paul stated in one of his writings that he refused to be a slave to his whims (1 Corinthians 6:12). Sadly for some folks, their lives revolve around their sensual needs, and they’re thus overtaken by destructive habits. God however wants you to dictate your habits, your character, and ultimately, the circumstances of your life; and He has given you the ability to do just that.
2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:11
I do not judge by the sight of my eyes, neither do I decide by the hearing of my ears, for God, through His Word and by His Spirit, has empowered me with the ability to develop habits that are consistent with my new life in Christ Jesus.
To create good habits, spend more time in God’s Word and prayer, and your life will align with the Word even more.