Competitors must cultivate good habits that contribute to their overall well-being and performance. They must prioritize self-care, ensuring their bodies are in peak condition to tackle greater challenges and difficulties. When tempted to adopt harmful habits, they exercise restraint, contemplating the negative consequences such actions may bring.
By fortifying their minds against these detrimental choices, they build resilience to navigate tough times with greater ease and determination. This dedication to positive habits empowers competitors to overcome obstacles and fosters a mindset of continuous growth and success in their pursuit of excellence.
As Christians, our habits should exemplify those of a devoted Disciple of Jesus Christ. What does that look like? It means living our lives so that even nonbelievers can witness our unwavering commitment to God. It means immersing ourselves in Jesus’s teachings through diligent Bible study. When challenges arise, and circumstances become difficult to navigate, we do not lose heart;
instead, we press on with steadfast faith and reliance on God’s strength. Moreover, we share His Word with others unapologetically and enthusiastically, eager to spread the message of love, grace, and redemption that has transformed our lives. By aligning our habits with the heart of a Disciple, we become beacons of light and hope, reflecting Christ’s love to the world around us.
Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”
So, let us embrace this visual tapestry of habits, centered on our love for Jesus Christ and His Word, allowing Him to transform us, nurture us, and guide us through every season of life. In this sacred garden of devotion, we find the strength to navigate life’s storms and the joy of becoming true reflections of our Savior’s love.
1. Commit Galatians 5:22-23 to memory.