Why do you do what you do?

  • You feel obligated to do what you do.
  • You want to do what you do.
  • You want to be accepted.

You do what you do because of what you think of you.

Proverbs 23:7a NKJV
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

If you want to change what you do, change what you think of you.

John 8:44c-45 NLT
he (the devil) has always hated the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me!

Hope alone won’t change your life; habits will.

1 Peter 4:1-2
Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.

Most of what you normally do is not the result of hope; it is the result of habits.

Over 40% of the actions you do daily are not the result of decisions but the result of habits.

Holy Habits

God often does big things through small habits.

Daniel 6:5 NIV
Finally, these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man, Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Daniel 6:10 NIV
Now, when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room, where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day, he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Never Underestimate how God can start something big through one small habit.

  1. Spiritual Why
    • Real, lasting change isn’t behavior modification; it’s spiritual transformation.
  2. Spiritual Who
    • You do what you do because of what you think of you.
  3. Spiritual What
    • Based on who you want to become, what’s one habit you need to start?

  • Write one note of appreciation.
  • Make my bed first thing every morning.
  • Read a Bible Plan together every day.
  • Attend Church every week.

Hebrews 10:25 NIV
Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

How do we create a new habit?

1. Make it obvious.

(“Habit Cycle” Image on LED Screen – Cue: *Erick will call for it*) (“Chik-Fil-A” Image on LED Screen Cue: *Mentions “Chik-Fil-A”*) If you want to change what you do, change your cues.

2. Make it easy.

I will do       after I       .

1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.

Zechariah 4:10a NLT
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.

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