January 26, 2021
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Two fun facts from the mighty Google:
- It can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.
- Commit to a personal or professional goal for 21 straight days. After three weeks, the pursuit of that goal should become a habit. Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another 90 days. If you can keep up something for three weeks and then 90 days, it should become a permanent lifestyle change.
So, with the whole new year/new you goal that many of us have promised to be committed to, we have to focus on whether we have set a plan for success. We will read more, write more, eat less, spend less, lose the Christmas weight and so on. Many of us have already given up and that’s ok. So, let’s try this again.
Today we start toward the goal. Day one of 21. If we miss a day, we start again. After we get past Day 21 we can focus on Day 90. What can this do for us? Imagine if we prayed as a church together for 90 days! Read the Bible for 90 days! And practiced gratitude for 90 days! Imagine if our youth witnessed this! So here we go… Day one.