Address it.

Series: Atomic Habits | Week 3: Breaking Up With Bad Habits

Read Romans 7:15,19

“I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate… I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.”

1. Describe what Paul is confused about in this passage.
2. What does Paul conclude is the answer to his struggle with sin (read on through Romans 7:25 to find out)?
3. What is Paul’s attitude against sin?

When seeking to break a bad habit, the first step is to recognize it and address it, not to ignore it or excuse it. It’s clear in this passage that Paul notices his sin, and he feels defeat surrounding his struggle. Before working to break a bad habit, first do the work to notice where you’re falling short. Ask God to search your heart to show you anything that offends Him so you can work toward building good habits to replace the bad ones.

For Further Reading: Why Do I Do What I Hate?
*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

For Families with Kids at Home
What parenting habits have you picked up, intentionally or unintentionally over the last year? Today, spend some time thinking about the ways that you parenting has changed this year and what you want to be different in 2021.

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