7 Spiritual Habits that Will Improve Your Life

7 Spiritual Habits that Will Improve Your Life

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

We all have bad habits in our lives. Oversleeping, smoking, nail biting, selfishness, worrying, overeating, complaining, procrastinating, negative self-talk….

Have you ever noticed the more you try not to do something the more you find yourself doing it? Sometimes when we try to break those bad habits we end up focusing too much attention on them.

Like with most anything in life, when we focus on something or magnify something it gets bigger. When we magnify the bad habits in our lives, they often become larger and harder than ever to break.

So how can we get rid of these bad habits that impact the quality of our life and even the lives of those around us?

Well, what if we took the focus off of the bad habits? Seems counterintuitive, I’ll admit. But what if instead of focusing so much attention on how to break them, we just replaced them with good habits and focused on those?

Even better—what if those bad habits were replaced with spiritual habits? It’s worth a try; don’t you think?

Start today by focusing on at least one of these 7 spiritual habits that can improve your life:

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1. Pray before Your Feet Hit the Floor

I’ve had a lifelong battle with depression and anxiety. For me, it strikes hardest first thing in the morning. Is it the same for you? Maybe you’ve unintentionally gotten in the habit of allowing anxious thoughts to set up shop in your mind the very moment your eyes open.

Instead of allowing those negative thoughts to fill your mind and heart with fear and sap you of energy, you can abruptly stop the thoughts and enter into a state of prayer and praise.

Replace that unhealthy practice with the healthy habit of offering up praises to Him for a safe night’s rest, asking Him to calm your mind and heart, and thanking Him in advance for providing you the stamina, protection, and grace to get through all the day’s demands.

The habit of whispering up prayer and praise to Him before even getting out of bed will fill you with a sense of calmness and expectancy for the day ahead.

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