S01 E05: Habits – Part 2

The girls share how the week went replacing their bad habits with good ones—what habit(s) did you work on? (If you’re missing something, go back and listen to last week’s episode to get caught up.) They also talk about one habit we are all too familiar with—the Hurry Habit. Fortunately, Joyce teaches us the value of not rushing through life but, instead, enjoying each moment and living in peace.

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Luke 2:19

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

1 Peter 3:11 (AMPC)

Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]


What can you do in your own life to break the bad habit of hurrying through life so you can live in peace instead?

Twelve steps Joyce says will help make a habit and break a habit:

  1. Choose one area and begin
  2. Don’t feel overwhelmed by changes that are needed—one day at a time
  3. Have a clear, definite goal
  4. Pray and secure God’s help
  5. Focus on doing the right thing and never on not doing the wrong thing
  6. Don’t expect instant results
  7. Develop a support system to help you remember the new habit
  8. Line up your thoughts and words with what you want to see happen
  9. Celebrate every day of success
  10. Make mistakes, shake off the disappointment and keep going forward
  11. Don’t be discouraged about how far you have to go
  12. Never give up

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For more on habits, check out…

• Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits
• Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits Action Plan

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The Power of Words Action Plan
What you say will affect you either in a positive or negative way. This action plan features materials that will teach you how you can gain control over your words with God’s help.

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