Luke 4:16 “…And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.”
Habits eventually determine where we would end up in life. Success is a product of a series of successful habits, and likewise failure is the result of different detrimental habits. Success never just happens, but it starts with a deliberate decision towards it. It is at this point that the proper habits are cultivated which eventually help a person lead a successful life. The reason why this is true is because about 80% of our lives are run on a subconscious auto-pilot. If observing the activities of an individual within a week, you would rarely see huge variations in their activities except something dramatic comes into play.
Jesus had habits which contributed to the success of His ministry. David had successful habits, he said “seven times a day will I praise you” (Ps.119:164). Daniel had successful habits, it was recorded in Dan.6:10 that he prayed 3 times a day. The behaviors of these successful men were very predictable. Similarly for you to be successful your behaviors should be predictable to the extent that people can tell that you will indeed be a success at what you do.
Behavioral scientists tell us that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Once you consciously and consistently engage in an activity for 21 days, it gets written in your subconscious, and then becomes a part of your daily routine. What you need to do is begin to cultivate one new successful habit every month. It is not just enough to drop a bad habit, but it works much better when you replace it with a good one.
Scriptures to Meditate: John 8:31-32, Ps.119:16, Eph.4:29