Good Habits Build a Strong Foundation
BY: CABELLA JOY FJESTAD
It’s really important to have good habits. Our habits reveal what our life is built upon. One question I’ve really focused on this week is, “What is the foundation of my life?” I’ve asked myself, “What am I building my life on?”
For me, I’ve realized lately I might be building my life more on people and electronics. For example, last month my iPad permanently died. I thought it was the worst thing in the world! But I realized when things happen like that, it might be God trying to give me a wakeup call. Maybe He is reminding me to rely more on Him, instead of electronics and screens.
Another example is when close friends move away or don’t want to be your friend anymore. We often think it’s the worst thing that could ever happen. I think we don’t realize we were actually building our foundation on our friends. We relied on them for everything. We would go to them when we needed healing, needed love, and needed help. We didn’t always go to God. I’m not saying it’s bad to go to friends, but we need to make sure we’re going to God first!
It’s really important to build the habit of praying to God. You can pray to God when you need healing. You can pray to Him when you need help! If we decided to grow the habits of praying in the morning and reading the Bible, then we would be on a much healthier road in life!
Little habits also matter. Some important habits are brushing your teeth, drinking lots of water, and showering. When I want to start a new habit, I go through my own little checklist:
Am I going to be able to keep this consistent?
Do I have the time every morning (or whatever time of the day) to be able to keep it consistent?
Is it really a habit I want to start?
Is it something that actually matters?
Just remember, when starting a habit it is important to stay consistent, have it be something that actually matters and is important, and take the new habit seriously. You might even need to break a bad habit, like spending too much time on your phone or social media. Just replace that bad habit with something good, like spending time with God.
God’s got this! I just want to remind you today to build your foundation on God!
Cabella is an aspiring writer, a young woman of God, and a 10-year-old living with her family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2018, she published her first book Step by Step: One Step Closer to the God Who Loves You.