Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 4th June – Get Rid Of “Wild” Instincts

GET RID OF “WILD” INSTINCTS
(Replace Old Habits With New Habits)

TO THE BIBLE:  Acts 17:2 GNB
“According to his usual habit Paul went to the synagogue. There during three Sabbaths he held discussions with the people….”

LET’S TALK
Human beings are born with “wild” instincts; they come into the world as babies who are uncultured and untamed. As they grow, their inherent “wildness” makes it easier for them to pick up bad habits faster than good ones.

This explains why a child may start telling lies without anyone necessarily teaching him how to. As he continues in it, his character is formed. That’s why the Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Children are to be taught early to imbibe godly habits. The older you get, the more difficult it is to adjust your habits. An adult can’t change easily because he already has a lifestyle, and to change it, he’ll have to get a new one. He’ll only have the opportunity of a new lifestyle when he’s born again; that’s when he receives a brand new life and a new Lord over his life.

If you’re unhappy because of an unwholesome habit, don’t become frustrated; instead, realise that habits are simply repeated actions. If you’d replace that old habit with a good one, you’d get rid of the one you don’t like.

The Bible says sin shall not have dominion over you (Romans 6:14). God’s Word is given to us to guide our thoughts, habits, character and ultimately build our lives. Whatever godly habit you desire to cultivate is possible. Spend more time in God’s Word and prayer, and your life will align with His perfect will.

Go Deeper
Philippians 2:13; Ezekiel 36:27

Pray:
Heavenly Father, I thank you because your Word has in it the ability to make me what it talks about. Jesus Christ is Lord of my life; I refuse to be in bondage to any habit or lifestyle that’s contrary to your Word. I’ve got the greater One living in me, and He guides and propels me from within, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
John 18:28-19:1-16, 1 Chronicles 14-16
TWO YEAR
1 Corinthians 15:29-39, Proverbs 31

Act:
To replace old habits with new ones, repeat actions that lead to the new habits every day for the remaining part of the month.

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