(12 Habits that will bring you to uncommon greatness)
“Men do not decide their future. They decide their habits, and their habits decide their future”
A Habit is a behavior that is repeated often enough that it is an almost automatic process either good or bad.
Luk 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised),
Heb 10:24 and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,
Uncommon people do daily what common people do occasionally.
Daniel prayed 3 times a day.
Dan 6:10 And when he had learned that the document was signed, Daniel went to his house. And his windows were open in his roof room toward Jerusalem; and he kneeled on his knees three times a day and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did before.
The psalmist praised God 7 times daily.
Psa 119:164 I praise You seven times a day because of Your righteous judgments.
The purpose of discipline is to birth a habit.
It takes 21 days to birth a habit. Discipline yourself for 21 days doing the same thing, and a habit of doing it takes over. Everything you do regularly every day is becoming a habit.
Your habits are creating your future…problems or pleasures. You can break a bad habit.
12 Habits that will bring you to uncommon greatness:
1) The habit of rest.
Tired eyes rarely see a bright future. When fatigue walks in faith walks out.
2) The habit of health consciousness.
Eat healthy foods. Drink a lot of water. Exercise every day. Take walks, etc. Every day you move toward health, you increase your joy, your peace and well being.
1Co 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1Co 3:17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.
3) The habit of order.
Order means the accurate arrangement of things. The purpose of order is to create comfort. If you are in a room that has order you desire to stay. If you are in a room with disorder, you want to leave.
1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
1Co 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
4) The habit of gaining wisdom.
Be attentive in learning from your life experiences. Be sensitive to seeking wisdom in every conversation.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
5) The habit of holiness consciousness.
Read your bible every day and apply it in your life. Pray every day. Listen to the Lord in your quiet time.(meditation) Fast often to draw closer to God.
2Co_7:1 Then having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilements of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
6) The habit of financial consciousness.
Make more money than you spend. Keep a monthly budget on paper.
Eph_4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
7) The habit of doing your assignment that day.
Work as unto the Lord.
Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
8) The habit of planning your day.
Keep a daily calendar of what you need to do for that specific day. Write it down.
Luk 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
9) The habit of managing your time daily.
Make your time count. Your appointments should always have purpose. Schedule appointments from this time to this time. (A start time and end time)
Ecc_3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
10) The habit of precision and accuracy.
Precision creates confidence. Example; Services begin at a set time every Sabbath. It is part of building a habit.
11) The habit of fellowship with the brethren.
Communicate with your brethren. Call them every day. Appreciate them.
Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily”
What do you need to change?
What bad habits do you need to stop?
What good habits do you need to start?