Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome(master)evil with good.–Romans 12:21
When we started our relationship with Christ, we began a life-long journey of becoming the people God created us to be. In the process, we learn how to overcome our weaknesses and live in God’s strength. That often means learning to break bad habits.
For years and years, I had a habit of getting upset every time I didn’t get my way. May be that’s not your bad habit. Maybe you gossip or cuss or drink too much coffee or watch too much TV or spend money on things you don’t need. Whatever your bad habit is, you can break it.
I’m not going to say that breaking a bad habit is easy, but it’s God’s desire for us to take authority over our bad habits. He doesn’t want us to be “bossed around” by our emotions– He wants us to have victory.
Breaking a bad habit requires making a series of good choices, on after the other. Most of us will try to do that on our own without the help of the Holy Spirit. But eventually we figure out that we can’t please God without God helping us.
The Amplified Bible refer to the Holy Spirit as our “standby.” He’s always standing by in case you get into trouble and need a little help. But He won’t just show up uninvited. You have to ask Him for help.
Romans 12:21 says we overcome(master) evil with good. That’s one of the biggest secrets in the Word of God. It’s a lot easier to make the right choice when you’re focusing on God and your victory instead of the fear of failure.
Make the choice today to walk in the Spirit, overcome bad habits, and live in victory!
From the book “Promises for our everyday life”