Do you ever feel like you can’t break your habit, no matter how hard you try?
If so, you’re not alone. Most of us feel that way when we’re trying to break a habit. That’s why we need to rely on God for help.
If you want to break a habit, there are two basic steps:
- Set boundaries.
- Renew your mind every time you break your boundaries (or better yet, every time you feel like breaking them).
This of course looks much easier on the computer screen than it does in real life!
In real life, breaking free from a bad habit or sin often seems impossible.
The Bible says we’re transformed by the renewing of the mind, and the Bible works. It’s just that we sometimes have to renew our minds a million times before we’re free!
If you want to work on breaking your habit, here are some posts to get you started:
- How to Set Boundaries
- Secondary Boundaries
- Attitude toward Boundaries
- How to Set Boundaries To Break Free From Idolatry
- Tips on Breaking Habits
- Breaking a Habit: When You Don’t Feel Like Setting Boundaries
Renewing of the Mind Help
- Renewing of the Mind Bible Study
- Renewing of the Mind Tools
- Renewing of the Mind Project
- Blog posts on breaking habits
- Bible Study for Bad Habits
- The Renewing of the Mind Project
- Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study – Although this Bible study is directed towards weight loss, most of the studies would also work well for breaking a habit.
If you’re struggling with an idol, it will also help to check out my blogging series on idolatry. Another great series on idolatry is Brad Bigney’s Gospel Treason series. Click here for a list of those sermons. His book on idolatry, Gospel Treason, is also helpful.
TC Avey (@TCAvey1) says
Renewing our minds is vital. I like to try and do it when a thought first enters my head. Not always successful but its way better to nip it in the bud early than to let it bloom.
I didn’t realize how crucial renewing the mind is until I saw it broken down in your books. Of course, I’m very familiar with Scripture. But you give vision to the practicality of it. And it’s so very crucial.
Barb Raveling says
Hi Erica! My site just had some glitches and I lost my most recent responses to people’s comments, so I thought I’d comment again just in case you were checking back to see if I commented and hadn’t seen a response from me yet! I agree with how crucial it is to renew our minds. It really helps when we want to break free from strongholds and see life from God’s perspective. Plus I really enjoy those renewing-of-the-mind times with God! So glad you also see the importance of it as that helps us follow through with it. :)