Tag: Habit

2022 | Day Thirteen | Discussion Starter


Throw out anything tainted with evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

I learned bad habits by doing bad things. I did bad things because they felt good. Notice I said ‘they felt good’ not ‘they were right.’

Recovery is about doing the right thing. We are all born knowing the difference between right and wrong. Most of us end up in trouble because we choose to do wrong. I did.

In recovery and in life the best source I have found to learn the right thing from is the Bible.  God created us in His image and He gave us His Word as a guide of how to live life as He wants us to.

  • Do you read the Bible?

  • Do you Pray?

  • If not, why not?

  • Are you willing to start?

Prayer: God today give me a desire to do the right thing. Give me a thirst to know Your Word and to apply it to my life.

don’t take God for Granted

Psalm 18:21 Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted.

bad habits are as bad as vandalism

Proverbs 18:9 Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism.

listening to god is a good habit to adapt

Romans 6:17-18  Thank God you’ve started listening to a new master,  one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!

prayer is a good HABit to adapt

Acts 10:1-2  There was a man named Cornelius who lived in Caesarea, captain of the Italian Guard stationed there.  He was a thoroughly good man. He had led everyone in his house to live worshipfully before God, was always helping people in need, and had the habit of prayer.

Discussion Starter #13

Change Your Habits

Check out everything and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

I learned bad habits by doing bad things. I did bad things because they felt good. Notice I said, ‘they felt good’ not ‘they were right.’

Recovery is about doing the right thing. We are all born knowing the difference between right and wrong. Most of us end up in trouble because we choose to do wrong. I did.

In recovery and in life the best source I have found to learn the right thing from is the Bible.  God created us in His image and He gave us His Word as a guide of how to live life as He wants us to.

  • Do you read the Bible?

  • Do you Pray?

  • If not, why not?

  • Are you willing to start?

STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP
What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. Romans 7:15

  • One of the best ways to deal with bad habits is to accept them for what they are and confess them honestly to God.

REPLACE BAD HABITS WITH GOOD HABITS
Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up and be alert to what is going on around Christ–that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective. Colossians 3:2

  • Changing a bad habit brings deeper satisfaction in the recovery process.

BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS
Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.
1 Timothy 4:12

  • Make it a habit to share what God has done and is doing in and through your life.

#Habit #Integrity #Teach

Prayer: God today give me a desire to do the right thing and, give me a thirst to know His Word and to apply it to my life.

Simply Trusting Every Day


Psalm32:1
Recovery is a fresh start to a new life where God is in charge and we are not. Our sinful habits and attitudes are taken away through simply trusting every day.

A song that comes to mind right now as I write these words says:

Simply trusting every day.
Trusting through a stormy way,
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

For me, that is what recovery is all about – TRUSTING JESUS. He has all the power. He has all the understanding and wisdom and He is my Higher Power, Trusting Him every day in my life requires all the courage I can muster. It requires I put my complete confidence in Him and it requires my patience to wait on Him when He says “Not Yet!”

 ­Do you trust Jesus and are you willing to wait on Him?

 

Prayer: God help me to simply trust even when my faith is small

Dealing With Bad Habits


Romans 7:15 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.

One of the best ways to deal with bad habits is to recognize them for what they are and confess them honestly. Paul knew that he could not kick the habit of sin completely. You may have to break a habit gradually, one step at a time.

 

2337 Thought For Today


Life is full of change. If you are like me and a creature of habit that is not always easy.

Through my life, I have lived a lot of places. In adulthood the main reason was to escape from my life, always looking for a fresh start.

My fresh start came when I decided I needed recovery and was willing to go to any lengths to achieve it. My life today is nothing like it used to be. That is thanks to my Higher Power, Jesus Christ who I decided to get into a relationship with as a matter of necessity.

4o Days of Recovery – Day 8


Jesus said, “Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to–to God’s kingdom.” John 3:3

Spiritual rebirth is a necessary part of the recovery process. None of us begin knowing what we need to know to achieve lasting, growing spiritual recovery. True recovery is not achieved by trying harder to live better. True recovery comes from knowing Jesus, being reborn in His image and growing each day ‘a day at a time’ trusting and obeying His guidance in our lives.

Step Six says “After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.” I will trust God to change my habits and attitudes and be willing to do what He tells me to do. Even when I don’t understand or it doesn’t make sense. God knows what is best for me. Because He knows me better than I know myself (He created me) And the Bible tells me 2 Corinthians 1:6 When I suffer for Jesus, it works out for my healing and salvation. If I am treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to my benefit, spurring me on, face forward, unflinching. My hard times are also your hard times.

Spiritual rebirth begins when selfish ambition ceases.

 

 

 

#2249 The Word For Recovery


Step Four: In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with God’s help
– my sinful habits and attitudes.

The WORD For RecoveryTake a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye, So no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face. I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms– I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayersPsalm 13:3-6

#2052 Facing Temptation


verse for todayProverbs 22:5 Thorns and traps lie in the paths of evil people. But those who guard themselves stay far away from them.

 A large part of the process of change is the commitment to keep changing. Nothing stays the same, except God. We live in a changing world and as we grow spiritually we have to continually adjust our character, with God’s help according to our spiritual maturity.

Along the way, we will all face temptations. thought_for_todayTo overcome temptation we need to learn to stay close to God and to guard the changes He has made in our habits andword for todayATTITUDES.

I can honestly say since I entered recovery I have been offered more alcohol and drugs than I ever was when I was using. Thankfully with God’s help, I have always been able to say no.

  • Do you have a plan for avoiding the thorns and traps when they present?

Facing Temptation


Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and traps lie in the paths of evil people. But those who guard themselves stay far away from them.

 A large part of the process of change is the commitment to keep changing. Nothing stays the same, except God. We live in a changing world and as we grow spiritually we have to continually adjust our character, with God’s help according to our spiritual maturity.

Along the way, we will all face temptations. To overcome them we need to learn to stay close to God and to guard the changes He has made in our habits and attitudes.

I can honestly say since I entered recovery I have been offered more alcohol and drugs than I ever was when I was using. Thankfully with God’s help, I have always been able to say no.

  • Do you have a plan for avoiding the thorns and traps when they present?

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Prayer: Lord help me to learn to arm myself against temptation when it comes.

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