Ponder A Little (Blog)
|Posted on September 3, 2018 at 7:05 PM|
Personal anxiety is a bad habit that is paralyzing for some, annoying for others and practically non-existent for a few. We are all wired so differently.
As Christians, the Bible tells us to not be anxious. We are also told that when we are anxious we are lacking in faith. Whoa!! Wait a minute! Who needs a guilt trip like that, right? After all, isn’t it normal and simply human to sometimes be anxious? Of course, it is! But as Christians, we are taught to immediately take that anxiety to God in prayer and release it. And why? Because God knows how harmful anxiety is for our body and our well-being.
For each of us, there are harmful traits we have that are deeply rooted. Anxiety is one but how about a critical spirit, a selfish spirit, pride, anger and bitterness, procrastination, negativity and perfectionism. The list goes on. Because we are human. But it is important for each of us to recognize and acknowledge our weaknesses so we can then work to overcome them. It’s not impossible. Nothing is impossible with God!
But it does involve work on our part. I have to replace my bad habits contributing to my harmful trait, with good habits. With time and daily practice, I will become more of the child God calls me to be, full of the fruit of His Spirit. It is my habits that define my character!
Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
As believers, our goal is to daily display the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. And with God’s help we can do this and overcome the harmful human traits we all naturally possess. Join me in building more good habits today.
Categories: Questions About Spiritual Growth