Habit: A thing done often, and hence, usually easily; an act that is required and has become automatic.
Picking Your Nose
Eating What You Picked
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
Discipline Is Choosing Between What You Want Now And What You Want Most.
Why Am I So Inconsistent?
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
… I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord… Romans 7:15, 18-20, 24-25 NLT
How Do We Win What Matters Most?
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NLT So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should… 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 NLT
What Do You Want Most? ___________________________
My One Discipline: What Do You Need To Do Now To Have What You Want Most? _________________________________
Life Group Questions:
1. What was your worst habit growing up?
2. What is a habit that you have succeeded in breaking and how did you do it?
3. Is Romans 12:2 Paul talks about not copying the behaviors and customs of this world. What are some examples of worldly behaviors and customs?
4. In what areas are you disciplined in? In what areas could you improve?
5. What do you want most and how are you going to get there?