“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
The following statement is of unknown origin, but it nonetheless contains tremendous wisdom:
“I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do you might just as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly. I am easily managed – you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men; and alas, of all failures, as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a man. You may run me for profit or run me for ruin – it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I? I am HABIT!”
To be a success, develop and maintain godly habits. They will lead you to growth and greatness in life. Ungodly habits will only lead you to destruction and demise.
Art Holst observed, “Human beings are creatures of habit. But, the only difference between a rut and a grave is its length, depth, and how long you’re in it!”
Your habits can make you or break you. Choose them well!