On average, according to jamesclear.com, it takes about 66 days to change a habit and replace it with another.
It is OK to change a pattern but it has to be replaced with a new and better practice, otherwise what is the use.
We can re-invent ourselves, which gives us a great deal of satisfaction, but unfortunately, it still cuts no ice with God. If we are thinking of pleasing God and getting right with him, we need a different mindset.
To be reprogramed or re-invented, we need to take on Jesus. He clothes us with his perfections, fills us with himself. For us to be this new person, we need to be born again. We need to accept Jesus and filled with him. When he lives in us and we in him God is pleased, he gladly accepts us as his beloved children and brings us into his presence, his throne room.
Such re-invention doesn’t require 66 days; It only takes as long as we can say, Jesus, I accept you as my rescuer. I give my life to you. I want you to live in me and I in you.’
Once we decide to be a child of God, no more effort is required of us to make ourselves better. Christ has done it all for us on the cross. We can say in all truth that we died with Christ: and that I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
Thought for the Day: ‘Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could ever have.’ Dale Carnegie