A thought by Andy Stanley (2009-08-22) from his book, It Came from Within!: The Shocking Truth of What Lurks in the Heart (p. 102). Multnomah Books. Kindle Edition.
What habit do you need to break? I go to Starbucks every day for breakfast. For years I got a tall black pike, a grande ice water and a maple oat scone. I really loved my scone until I changed to something healthier. I now eat oatmeal with nuts. That’s what I now get every day. It is my new habit. I had to break a habit by starting another habit.
Now I know we would like to just decide that we need to quite doing whatever it is that we know isn’t good for us but it doesn’t work that way. It took a long time to make the habit and it will take time to stop it.
So what habit do you need to break? Then what habit do you need to make to break it? It is never easy to break a habit but if it is a harmful one then it will be worth the effort.
So go for it. Why don’t you start today?
So let me ask you again. What habit do you need to break?