On August 15, 1989, Stephen R. Covey published his book entitled, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
It is a business and self-help book that has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages worldwide.
In addition to that, about 1.5 million copies of its audio version were sold, which led Time magazine to include it to their list of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.”
The book covers seven approaches to helping individuals achieve success in their lives. There’s no doubt that the book provides helpful lessons and insights that we can apply.
Undeniably, we all want to become highly effective in all the things that we do.
However, do we also want to become effective and successful in our Christian calling?
What are the important habits that we should have as a Christian and servant of God?
Do we really need to develop the habit that will lead us to God’s kingdom?
After all, most Christians think that all we need to do is just believe Christ and accept Him in their lives.
These questions, along with Covey’s book, had inspired me to write, The 7 Most Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Christians. As wonderful the book of Covey is, it LACKS the spiritual dimension that we all need to have.
We may be successful in the physical realm of this life, but we must also be spiritually successful.
Physical success is nothing without spiritual success. Jesus Christ very well understood this and taught us, “FOR WHAT WILL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSES HIS OWN SOUL?” (Mark 8:36).
This blog series is designed to help you know the POWERFUL and Life-changing habits that will make you a better Christian. The benefits of these habits have both spiritual and physical implications. Each chapter is packed with lessons that, if applied, will lead to a more fulfilling and blessed life.
After reading this blog series, you will have a better idea of what it takes to become a TRUE Christian. Not just a Christian in thoughts and words, but a Christian of ACTION! Developing the seven habits mentioned in this blog series will equip us with the right mindset and heart to obey God completely.
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A habit is something that we regularly practiced. It is something that is deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind that we don’t need to anymore question why we do it. It is AUTOMATIC. It is an instinct, reflex, and natural process.
What you are right now are the summation of your past and current habits. Now, think about it? What if you will develop the godly habits mentioned in this blog series? Imagine the ENORMOUS and HUGE difference it will make in your life!
Let me share with you this popular quote about habits:
“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
I’m not sure who came up with this quote, but the thought is amazingly accurate! In the midst of who we are, we find our habits building our character. The type of character you develop during this lifetime will determine your destiny!
It can either break you or make you. Whether you like it or not, you develop habits. So if you are all going to have a habit, why not make it godly?
Being part of the Kingdom of God is never an accident. You won’t wake up one morning and find yourself staring at the face of God! It takes great sacrifice to be part of the God’s Kingdom.
It takes GODLY HABITS to be part of the kingdom of God!
So let me ask these questions: do your habits today bring you closer to God’s kingdom? Do your habits make you a better or worse Christian? Do your habits help you become a man or woman after God’s own heart?
The questions are yours to answer, but this one thing is true; your habit will determine your destiny. It is not the big good works that we do once in a while that make us God’s children. It is actually the small things that we do every day, consistently.
We may fail every once in a while, but we must not fail to have godly habits!
Take advantage of this blog series
Habits are indescribably important. This blog series will help you develop the seven crucial habits that will help you become a better Christian. I hope you don’t just read this blog series, but also apply the lessons you learn in your life.
It is not an accident that this blog series is now in front of you. Your quest for a godlier life leads you to this blog series. God has a divine PURPOSE for you, and He wants you to grow your faith and develop the godly character that will make you His child.
So don’t throw away this blog series. Read it from cover to cover. And it is my sincerest hope that this blog series will help you with your Christian walk!