As I was driving today, I was reminded of an important principle. There is a street near my home where there used to be a stop sign at a railroad track. Now, they have replaced it with railroad signals and a rail guard. I sometimes take this road when I am coming home from a different route.
Today, as I approached the railroad track, I realized that I found myself slowing down (as if to stop) but then about 10 yards before the railroad tracks it dawned on me that the stop sign is no longer there.
As I passed the railroad track, I concluded that humans are creatures of habit. Then I began to think about what was shared this past Sunday in our new series called, “Rewired.”
Many of us have developed a “habit” of doing things. We don’t even think about it. It is so much a part of us that even though circumstances or factors change, we find ourselves repeating our behavior over and over again.
I know it is going to take a few more times of driving through the same road that I will be completely free of stopping before that railroad track.
In the same way, if we keep on developing new habits of renewing our minds, than we will find greater victory in areas that we struggle with at times.