A Change of Mind | Uphill Habits

In this message, Pastor Jacob introduces the concept of “uphill habits.” We may have “uphill hopes,” but we are often caught in “downhill habits.” We need to understand that we form habits, and then our habits form us. Real change is hard to come by, so it’s important for us to create good habits that will help facilitate change in our lives. And it all starts with a change of mind.

Good habits are “uphill” because while they are doable, they require intentionality, effort, and work. In order to develop good habits, we must first have hope for the future change direction unhealthy habits. We can form uphill habits by fixing our attention on God, getting rid of our excuses, and turning “when” into “now.” Forming great habits must begin with the most important: putting God first.

In order to put God first, we need to give Him the first of everything through 21 Days of Prayer at the beginning of the year. The first of our month, through our scheduling and budgeting. Then the first of our week, through worshipping and resting on Sundays. And the first of each day, with the Word, worship, and prayer.

We are what we repeatedly do. When we put God first in everything, we can expect God to bless the rest of our lives.

You can watch A Change of Mind in the video below, or scroll down further to listen to it on podcast.

City Lights Church is a contemporary Christian church located in the northwestern part of Richmond, VA and is a part of the Vineyard USA network and an ARC family member.

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