- 1 Corinthians 16:15 (KJV) …ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints…
Most people feed their hunger, seldom their habit.
When they’re hungry they eat.
When they’re hungry for rest, entertainment, companionship, a diversion—they find a way to feed that hunger.
But somehow they fail to make the same connection with feeding good habits in their lives.
What I mean by habit is not one of those subconscious things we do like brush our teeth the same way every time or always start buttoning our shirt from the top (or the bottom) or only eating one thing at a time, or just the opposite: basically put all our food in a blender and eating a little of everything at the same time.
No, what I mean by a “habit” is those intentional things we determine to do consistently and habitually that will refine us and propel us toward becoming the type of person we desire to be.
A heroin addict will “shoot up” a thousand days in a row—that’s a sad, tragic, and life-destroying habit.
On the other hand, a new convert to Christianity can determine to become a mature, devoted follower of Jesus Christ and choose (rain or shine) to spend time in God’s word a thousand days in a row—that’s a refining habit that propels the new convert toward their goal.
In both cases, whether it’s the addict or the new Christian, their decision to do something habitually shapes them and determines the course of their destiny.
Choose your habits carefully and intentionally; they make or break you.
But to not choose is even worse, for then you’re only left with hunger.