Romans 8:14-17

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:17

Every believer has the power through the Holy Spirit to be set free from habits that bind. When we think of behaviors that bind us and keep us from being all that God designed us to be, we often rush to the obvious thought of bad habits. But any “bad” habit is only a result of a deeper unbelief. Usually people become involved with damaging activities because there are unmet basic needs in their lives.

These could be as basic as a need to be loved or accepted. Many of yesterday’s children have faced rejection. As adults, they desperately seek ways to gain attention and be loved. Often these ways lead to destruction.

Each of us has a belief system that was built into us during childhood. It affects the way we view and respond to life. While a lack of positive affirmation in the childhood years can be a catalyst for low self-esteem and frustration, it does not have to lead to personal failure or a sense of  hopelessness.

There is nothing eternal about our earthly grid system. The only thing that matters is what God says about our lives. And He has stated that He has a plan and a hope for each of us.

You can handle the habits in your life that bind you away from the truth of God by learning more about His personal love and devotion toward you. You are His child, a joint heir with Christ. Nothing bears more potential than this truth.

Lord, free me from every habit that would inhibit my spiritual growth.

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