Developing the Right Habits
It is easier to form good habits than to break bad ones.
God can give you the ability and power to change the way you live. With His help, you can choose to stop living your life in a nonstop pattern of sin.
The best way to stop–or at least slow down–the sin pattern that comes so naturally for you is by developing new habits. The old habits can be broken while the new ones are being established.
Developing new habits doesn’t come automatically. First, you must identify the conduct in your life that needs to stop. Next, you need to learn from God’s Word the type of lifestyle that God wants you to have. Then, you need to implement the new pattern of living–repeating it constantly so that it becomes an automatic habit.
You can’t accomplish all of this on your own. But you don’t have to because God is anxious to help you.
So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey God’s commands and does not love other Christains does not belong to God (1 John 3:10).