a very trustworthy friend told me that it takes 21 straight days to make an action a habit. I can’t exactly tell you if the fact is true (I didn’t google it…but, I can tell you that I think she’s way smarter than google…so I trust her!) but I could tell you what went through my head…
- 21 days of quiet times
- 21 days of eating better
- 21 days of cleaning my room
- 21 days of making my bed
- 21 days of sharing the Gospel with someone
- 21 days of exercising
- 21 days of showing one person God’s love in a tangible way
even if that isn’t true, it’s still quite motivating. 21 days is only three weeks. that’s less than a month. If the habit is something as silly as making a bed, that takes, what? 3 minutes on a bad day? That’s only 63 minutes that it would take for me to form a habit. instead of the 63 minutes it took me to do other things like…
- 63 minutes to watch a TV show
- 63 minutes of sleeping through my alarm
- 63 minutes of walking through clothing shops
- 63 minutes decorating my room
- 63 minutes driving to the movies
- 63 minutes primping and pampering
- 63 minutes (plus lots) checking facebook
my actions are ready to speak louder than my words without any prodding from me. and they are shameful, at best. and I am reminded that in the Bible, it tells me that my body and my life are meant to be a sweet smelling offering to the Lord.
is that what I am?
or, do I just look before me and desire to be that sweet smelling aroma as I sit and enjoy idleness?
I’ll tell you in 21 days…