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(To eliminate any bad or limiting habit in your life.)
First, you must be willing to let God give you the victory over the habit and choose to no longer do it
Then, take three simple steps, based on the Bible.
Believe the promise: 1 Corinthians 15:57 : “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
This ﬁrst step is critical—don’t miss it! Victory is a gift from God. If you try to stop your bad habit you will fail. If you struggle and work at it, you will fall and become discouraged. So the ﬁrst step is simple: Don’t try to stop or quit your habit! Sit back and relax, and accept the victory over the habit as a gift from God! It’s that simple! Now, this is totally contrary to our natures. We feel as if we have to work at it—as if we have to try and give it our best shot. But how many times have you done that and failed? God’s way is a lot easier. Let’s say you are smoking. You simply read the promise, go to God and say, “Thank You for the victory over smoking, I accept it as a gift from You, and praise You that I am now an ex-smoker. Thank You I no longer have to try to quit, Thank You. I no longer have to struggle, I have the victory over it, and it sure feels great!”
Believe the promise: Romans 6:11 (RSV) : “So, you also must consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
The second step is simple. Consider yourself dead to the sin or habit in your life. Believe you are dead to it because God said so. It’s done, ﬁnished, over. Period. If you smoke, you now consider that part of you dead, and dead people don’t smoke, the last time I checked. If you walk into a store and are tempted to purchase a carton of cigarettes, you smile and say, “Thank You, God, for the victory over smoking! I’m dead to it, and it sure feels good to be dead to that nasty habit!” If you have a habit of anger or losing your temper, believe you are dead to it. I’ve never seen a dead person angry. Again, don’t try to struggle or ﬁght against the habit—just relax, believe the promise, and it is done.
Do your part: Romans 13:14 (RSV): “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the ﬂesh, to gratify its desires.”
The third step is something you must do. You must do away with anything that feeds the habit If you smoke, throw away anything that has to do with smoking—cigarettes, ash trays, lighters. If you lust, threw away the pornography. If you lose your temper, stop watching and reading things that teach that as acceptable behavior.
When you do your part, God does the rest. Threughout the day, memorize these three verses, believe them, stand on them, afﬁrm them till they are a permanent part of your mind. Any sin or habit can be overcome by these three simple steps. It’s like the story of Peter in the Bible. One night on the sea, Peter saw Jesus walking on the water. He Was amazed and, being born a bit wild, he told Jesus he wanted to walk on the water too. Jesus smiled and spoke two words. “Peter, come.” That was all—two words! Now Peter heard it—he knew God spoke it, so it had to be true. So he steps out of the boat, and guess what? He walked on the water all the way to Jesus! You know, the last time I tried walking on water, I sank. It’s humanly impossible to walk on water! So how did Peter do it? He simply believed the two words, “Peter, come.” And when he believed the Word, God did the miracle.
It’s the same for you. You may have a habit that seems humanly impossible to break. If so, quit trying, and follow the word of God in the three steps. And experience how easy it is when God does it for you.