This is the day when, according to some, having done a thing good or bad for 21 consistent days a habit is formed. Well I am kinda divided on this because there are some things I’ve done for 21 days (and more) consistently and they still aren’t a habit. For example, getting up at 6am without the aid of an alarm… I am NOT a morning person. No matter how hard I try if my alarm isn’t set…. FORGET ABOUT IT! There are other theories out there that suggest that it takes on average 66 days to form a habit. If it has anything to do with me waking up at 6am… Errr I still don’t think so.
I think there really shouldn’t be any hard and fast rules about how quickly habits are formed, because I truly believe that it really would depend on the circumstances and/or the individual person. The Word of God says that God gives every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3) and by this measure of faith would all other spiritual gifts flow. Faith is the foundation on which you believe on Him and can obtain God’s pleasure.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: Hebrews 11:6
Do you not know that even with the measure of faith given to every man, that there are still things that might be easier for you to overcome than me? Now I only bring up this point, not to support one staying in a place of not growing spiritually however I simply say this to assist in framing one’s expectations.
“Sally” was totally healed from her debilitating disease after one prayer however, “Mike” he suffered for nearly 5 years before he received healing in his body. Did Sally have more faith than Mike? There is no way we can make that assumption based on a time frame or anything else. Doing the comparison game is definitely not wise!
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Cor. 10:1
I said all the above to say this: Measure yourself only by the Word of God and not by the opinion or perception of another, including your own. If you see that you should be farther along in your process, prayer to the Lord and ask Him to show you were you are short. BELIEVE me when I tell you – He will definitely let you know! The thing is this….. WILL YOU BELIEVE HIM?
Until Next Time… Thr33
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