We use words like “habits,” “quirks,” and “idiosyncrasies” to describe what we consider to be unusual behavior patterns in our lives.  Some habits become so pronounced in a person that when we see those same habits in other people we are immediately reminded of the first person.  We also begin to excuse those idiosyncrasies in others by saying something like, “Oh, that’s just Joan.”

An interesting thought about these “quirks” is that they were not life-long character traits.  Instead, they were developed throughout life’s circumstances.  Though we can learn some very valuable lessons as we walk through life, we must remain attentive to how we respond to those lessons and the habits we develop from those experiences.

The enemy of your soul will use situations in your life as an attempt to plant seeds of defeat in you.  We must understand that, many times, we are the one’s holding ourselves back through those quirky habits and idiosyncrasies.  We may be, through those quirks, feeding defeat in our lives.

Ask your Heavenly Father to show you any unhealthy habits which may be restraining you from experiencing God’s abundance in your life.

-Pastor Gary