Replace your bad habits or addictions with positive ones. We all have bad habits to overcome. Some of us stay up too late, drink too much, smoke, game too much, eat too much, fail to pray, fail to exercise, fail to go to church, show up late, interrupt others or fail to listen. Our self-talk about our failures is very negative. Sometimes we are not honest with ourselves and make excuses for our behavior and procrastinate the change we know we need to make.
Prayer, study, exercise, eating right, taking the dog for a walk, reading a good book. When you feel the urge to use tobacco, drink, game too much or any other negative behavior, think about the positive things you could do instead and create good habits.
Forgive yourself, make sure your self-talk is positive, and choose to create positive habits. Focus on your prayer life first. Ask God for help. He will help you and you can do this.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Oh God, help us to overcome bad habits and especially addictive behavior that hid us back from living the full life you have planned for us. With Your help, we can replace our bad habits with good ones and better serve You through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen