I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
~Stephen Covey, Author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
~Charles Reade, 1814-1884, English Writer
It is no small wonder that the Lord is pressing His thumb down firm on the pressure point called "Habit". A habit "becomes men's nature in the end". My character is "bascially a composite of" my habits and constantly express my character. "Sow a habit, and you reap a character". In other words, its not that I am what I eat, but that I am what I habitually do. Much conviction lies here.
I have been thinking about physics lately, a subject I try, almost at all costs, to avoid thinking about! Specifically, I have been thinking about The Second Law of Thermodynamics, which, in my words, states that things left to themselves will increase in entropy, or disorder. Habits, my habits, have not found themselves immune to this law. As I have become busier and busier, and have not been very intentional about my habits, many of them have succombed to that Second Law of Thermodynamics. I do believe this is why the Lord has seen fit to love me enough to press hard on that pressure point and for that, I am so thankful!
Now, I know the Lord is gracious, and that second rock in my dryer, the one I will blog on very soon, also come into play here. If you have any thoughts about habits, any thoughts at all, I would love to hear from you. How has the Lord helped you to develop good habits?
Lastly, I'll leave you with another photo! Impressive, huh?