We all have old habits that we want to get rid of and we have had those habits for so long that they are so ingrained and we do it without even thinking.
However, there is a particular old habit that Jesus is more concerned about than the one you are thinking of.
It is a habit that belongs to your old nature: you desire to get your way in everything and work to make sure that it happens. It IS human nature but you have a new nature in Christ. You have been recreated in Him – The old has gone, the new has come.
“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.”
1 Peter 4:1-2 MSG
But old habits die hard.
When we struggle, we think it is because God doesn’t love us. In reality, it might be that He loves you so much that He will use the stressful opportunity at hand to break an old nature habit. Those habits are sabotaging your freedom to live in your new nature.
When you feel insecure make a new habit of seeking God and asking Him to show you how to think like Him in it.
“Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.”
Out with the old, in the with new.
May you be free in Christ today to pursue all God has for you!