Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
The Word of God is alive. When it hits your heart, it ignites life on the inside of you.
How do you get God’s Word in your heart? Well, let’s say that you’re struggling with some sort of addiction or a bad habit you can’t seem to break. Instead of the addiction or bad habit owning and controlling you, see yourself wrapped in Jesus with every temptation crushed below your feet. See Jesus’ power in you. As you picture this, see yourself growing strong.
You can meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:17 too. Picture the habit you want to break as being a part of the old you—the part of you that died the moment you came to know Christ. That part of you had the tendency to get wrapped up in sin, but it died when you gave your life to Christ. The new you has the nature of God, so that old habit isn’t a part of your current identity.
Believing that you can overcome a habit is one thing, but knowing that the habit is no longer a part of your identity is another. You have the nature of God! He isn’t controlled by destructive behaviours, and neither are you! The more you realize this, the more you will be empowered to walk out the reality of this new you.
Carve 30 minutes out of each day to meditate on God’s Word. Find a quiet spot. Turn off your phone and TV. Shut down every interruption because this one habit will absolutely change your life.