Topic: The Decision To Confront Negative Patterns/Habits – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018.
SCRIPTURE: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. Genesis 32:26b.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The road you choose in life determines the place you will end.
Previously, we saw that one key to dealing with negative patterns and habits in our lives is identifying them. It is important to know that these patterns are not dealt with by just identifying them; beyond identifying them, there is another step to take – the decision to confront them.
So, the second key to dealing with negative patterns/habits is deciding to confront them. You must make up your mind to confront the identified negative patterns of your life and family. It is important to decide to confront the negative patterns or habits of your life because decision determines destination. The road you choose in life determines the place you would end; change is not a matter of chance but choice. Nothing changes by chance; things change by choice and where there is no choice, there is no chance.
After identifying the negative pattern/habit, decide to put an end to it.
It is important to know that people make choices and choices, in turn, make the people. For example, when someone enters the University with the determination to come out with a first class grade, he would give it all it takes in order to come out with that grade. When other students go for parties or oversleep at night, he would not join them because of his decision to come out with a first class grade. He would study hard and be diligent in his conducts. At the end of his University education, he would come out with the first class grade because he had decided to give it all it took.
So, in dealing with the negative patterns or habits of your life, determine to deal with them and at the end, the choice will make you by ending the negative tendencies or habits in your life.
So, there is power in decision and decision power is transformation power.
Remember this: The road you choose in life determines the place you will end.
- Determine to change the negative patterns in your life and family.
- Trust God for a Divine Encounter, like Jacob to break the negative cycles and patterns of your family.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask that You strengthen my will and decision to confront every negative tendency and habit in my life, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 11:1 to 12:19, Acts 9:1 to 25, Psalm 131:1 to 3, Proverbs 17:4 to 5
AMAZING FACT: The leg bone of a bat is so thin that no bat can walk.
QUOTE: By the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have been redeemed from the curse of the law because Jesus has been made a curse for us. Culled from FINALLY FREE FROM SINGLENESS by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.