278 – Healthy Habits

Do not try to effect change on the grand scale by working on the grand scale. The macro affects the micro and the micro affects the macro. Think of the grand, big picture.

Imagine God-sized possibilities. Dream big. Yet work at the cellular level.

Microbes are powerful, both good and bad. Train yourself to develop healthy habits. Every day, every moment, tweak your habits. Then, most of your growth will happen without your knowing, just as problems you were unaware of will leave through the back door without so much as a goodbye.

The only way to start a healthy habit is to start! Healthy habits don’t start themselves.

Journaling is good, but it’s not easy to start. An aspiring writer once told me that he didn’t write often because his English wasn’t that great. I responded: It is not that you don’t write because your English is bad; your English is bad because you don’t write.

Likewise, good and bad habits break each other like a vicious cycle. Many preachers say: Sin will keep you from the Bible and the Bible will keep you from sin.

Choose your habits, don’t let them choose you.

Habits aren’t merely spun up like top; it’s more like stopping the top from spinning. You already have your routine because we humans are creatures of habit. To start a new habit takes a mild act of violence, in so many words.

There are many good habits. Some must be custom-made, others you mimic from others.

For one, wake up at the same time every day, even if you don’t need to. You’ll never need to set an alarm. Plus, your body wants to rise with the sun, even if you go right back to sleep.

Morning is a great “God time”.

There are many good habits you can and must invent and copy; reading daily is one; reading Bible is a must.

The most important habit is “God time”. Walk with God daily. Love Him. Hear Him. Know Him.

The results in your life and your quality of life are the summation of your habits, not your past. Develop healthy habits and good results will follow as merely habitual.

Genesis 5:22-24; 6:9, Leviticus 26:12, Deuteronomy 5:33, Psalm 127:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:17