Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How habits form and lead to character and destiny

Thought leads to actions
                        Actions lead to habits
                        Habits become your character
                        Character determines destiny (your eternal life)


                        Sensory data;   
                        gets into our soul and spirit;
by force or by choice à  thought
Thought         à words and action
                        Word and actions à habits
                        Habits            à character
                        Character      à  destiny
                        Destiny          à  eternal results



This
Produces
This
Questions being considered


Various things happen to uslike combinations of sensory data such as  light, sound, smell, touch, taste, words, visuals, noises, various sensations …

And these produce responses within us that we call

Thought(s)

What are you allowing into your senses?  Are there things happening outside our senses?  Are there “bad” sensations?  What are some things not good for our children?  Why?

Consider the numerous ways the world system tries to get (often wrong information) into our senses:  e.g. mail, magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, music, speeches, theater, Internet, signs, books, telephone, schools, courts, monuments, government …,


Thought(s) become words and

Produce or lead to

Action(s) or purposes which are expressed in words…

Whatever we put into our minds, in whatever way, will influence our actions.  Actions of the soul; the soul being our mind, will, and emotion. And most importantly, another undeniable part of us; our spirit.  Some avoid thinking about the spirit. Some focus on intellect.

The most influential Book of all “time” has been the Bible.  Yet many of today’s students, teachers, “scholars” and other people who claim to be well-educated have not read this best seller of all time.  Why is this so?  How can any one intelligently discuss a book they have never read?  How can anyone not read this Book of books known as the Christian Bible and still consider them selves “intelligent” or well educated?  Why would any one avoid reading such a book?

Why is the Christian Bible one, if not the only, book that is prohibited in our schools and colleges?  Are there other books that are taboo or not allowed? 


Action(s)

produce

Habit(s)

When we repeat actions …


Habit(s)

produce

Character

Our repeated behavior becomes virtually automatic … our inclinations or predisposed way of responding to situations …


Character

produces

Destiny

Our character leads us to one destiny or another …


Destiny

produces

Eternal results

Is there a heaven? Hell? Eternity?

Death will happen to 1 out of 1 people.  Death is 100% likely for you and for me. 

Where do you want to spend eternity?

How long is eternity compared to a “lifetime”? 

What would you trade for heaven eternally? Riches, fame, sex, perversions, power? 

Why would God create us to long for something special that we cannot fulfill in this life, thislifetimeand while in this temporal world?

Is it that we were created not for this temporal world but for a better place?  Heaven?

Our Christian Bible tells us about all these questions and the book of Revelation especially relates how a new heaven and a new earth is created … for us to be eternally with God… Why not start at the end of the book?




Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
~ Tyron Edwards

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~
Unknown

Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves 
Horace Bushnell

Coming soon: Biblical references for the topics on this page;  
How can one change bad habits?

Truth and Light = Good (not garbage) in à opportunity to make a good eternal choice; 
God does the rest!

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