In 2018, James Clear’s book called, “Atomic Habits” was released and became best seller. The book was listed as one of Fast Company’s best-selling business books of 2018.
On page 38, James Clear makes the statement, “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” To expound on the point, Dr. Raymond McHenry says, “You may not want to be financially strapped, but overspending demonstrates you’re actually voting for escalating debt. That second helping of dessert probably doesn’t seem significant, but it’s really a vote for weight gain.”
In the same light, when we read or study from God’s word, we are working toward a greater relationship with the Almighty. When we fellowship with the saints, we are working to build a greater relationship with brothers and sisters in Christ. Your attendance at services shows that you are desiring a greater relationship with God and your spiritual family.
If James Clear’s words are true, “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become”, then what type of person receives your vote?
- Do your actions show that you are voting to become a greater person? (Consider Philippians 4.8)
- Do your actions show that you are voting for a greater relationship with your spiritual family? (Consider Hebrews 10.24-25)
- Do your actions show that you are voting for a changed life and a better hope? (Consider 1 Peter 2.9-10)
If your actions were votes, what or who are you voting for this year?
Just some thoughts,