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If you want to get rid of your bad habits, it starts with what happens between your ears.

Key Points:

  • Before a habit ever becomes what you do, it starts with what you think. And when your thinkin’ is stinkin’, your habits smell bad, too!
  • The Bible says that if you’re a Christian, you have God’s Spirit living in you. Do you know what he does in you? He gives you a whole new way to think and act!
  • The Bible says you have to “put on your new nature”, like putting on a jacket or shoes. It’s something you have to actually do, every day. Ephesians 4:23-24

Memory Verse:

Ephesians 4:23-24 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

See Also: Thoughts, Habits

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Make a list of things that are really stinky. Why don’t we like stinky things?
  3. What are some examples of stinky thinking?
  4. How does God help us to act like a new person?
  5. What do we need to do to live the way God wants us to live?
  6. Read Galatians 5:22-23. List all of the fruits of the Spirit. Which ones do you need to work on most?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Habits series.