Ask For the Desire to Quit
How many of us have tried to either change a bad habit like over eating or watching too much TV, or attempted to start a positive routine, like reading the Bible every morning, and lasted like a nanosecond before reverting to our old ways? We’re all guilty of this to some degree, but I wonder how much easier it would feel and how much more success we’d see, if we spent more time asking God for the desire to change, to begin with. This is at least half the battle. If we’re trying to give up something negative, it’s absolutely God’s will that we succeed, so it will happen…eventually. The problem is, we give up so quickly, and become so easily get discouraged after the second third, fourth week of falling off our respective wagons. We might sometimes feel guilty for constantly asking for more faith and belief that we can change, or more desire for right living, but God doesn’t see it this way. And when our desires change, our actions will follow- sometimes just at snail pace.