Topic: Identifying Negative Patterns And Habits – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018.
SCRIPTURE: And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. Genesis 47:9.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What cannot be identified cannot be rectified; what is not defined cannot be refined.
Previously, we have seen so far how negative patterns and habits could limit one’s life and destiny.
Now, it is important to know how to deal with them.
The first key to dealing with negative tendencies or habits is identifying them. Identifying the negative tendencies means recognizing and pointing them out. Identifying the negative tendencies or habits is important because you cannot deal with what you have not identified.
You need to know the particular problem/challenge in your life and its manifestations so you can deal with it. Identifying the negative pattern or habit helps you to know what you are dealing with.
Identifying the negative pattern and habit is also important because what cannot be identified cannot be rectified; what is not defined cannot be refined. So, it must be identified in order to be rectified; it must be defined in order to be refined; it must be diagnosed in order to be treated.
As you examine or study your life, you may identify a particular negative tendency or habit, a negative pattern of life you have been battling with, that you have observed; until this is done, you cannot deal with the negative tendencies and habits.
Identifying the pattern is pointing out a particular negative occurrence in your family. For example, the cycle in your family may be that of rising and crashing in life’s endeavours. You may have identified that your father rose to a point in business and suddenly crashed. It was the same story with your uncles who also rose at one time in their lives but are now struggling in life. Maybe your father started a building project in the village and could not finish; and now, the same pattern is being repeated in your own life. Identify the pattern, and trust God to deal with it.
Remember this: What cannot be identified cannot be rectified; what is not defined cannot be refined.
- Ask God to reveal to you the negative patterns and habits in your life and lineage.
- Identify the visible and reoccurring pattern in your family and lineage and trust God to deal with them.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You open my eyes to see any reoccurring pattern and habit in my life and family. Expose the root of my life challenges, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 9:1 to 10:29, Acts 8:14 to 40, Psalm 130:1 to 8, Proverbs 17:2 to 3
AMAZING FACT: The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
QUOTE Mysteries are problems that appear unsolvable. Culled from UNVEILING AND DISSOLVING MYSTERIES by Dr Paul Enenche.