Ever feel like you’re struggling to hold onto your faith? When life happens and you wind up in a tight spot are you able to stand on your faith and stay hopeful? I’m not going to lie, I’ve had many days where for whatever the reason I just feel hopeless. It’s not a fun place to be, BUT the great thing about these seasons is that in them that we learn how to pick ourselves up, set our feet, and again become rooted in what we believe. We learn what habits build our faith and what behaviors break it.
Today I’m going to share with you some life habits that will help you build your that can help you build your faith when life tries to knock it down. We started this conversation a few weeks ago on Wholeheartedly Messy, but we’re going to finish it here today. I hope you’ll stick with us! Creating these habit can really be life changing. But you can’t act on what you don’t know, so take a minute or two and learn with us.
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4 (MORE) Life Habits That Can Strengthen Your Faith
1. Hide the Word In Your Heart
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11
This is so key! A life rooted in the word of God is a powerful life. If we know God’s Word we have unlimited access to all the encouragement we could ever need. It’s great to be able to turn to the Bible for encouragement. But it’s even better to be so rooted in God’s Word that you don’t have to hesitate when it comes to combating negative thoughts, doubt, or deception. You know what God says and you speak boldly in agreement with Him. The more you speak in agreement with what God declares the smaller the distance between what you know and what you believe becomes. So know the Word of God. Hide it in your heart and let it slip off your lips.
2. Philippians 4:8 EVERY thought
“Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].” – Philippians 4:8 (AMP)
3. Guard who you allow to speak into your life.
Not everyone has the authority to speak into your life. Do yourself a favor and guard who you listen to. Surround yourself with people who can encourage you with the truth. Let them speak life into you. If the people you have around you aren’t able to speak life into you, it’s your job to filter what you allow into your heart. Does it align with the word of God? If so, welcome it. If not, don’t listen to it.
4. Praise BEFORE your breakthrough!
This is probably the best advice I’ve been given on this topic. It was the focal point of a video posted by Sandi Krakowski. I like to think of her as my faith and business mentor. Awesome woman of God. In fact, instead of trying to paraphrase this message for you, I’m going to let you receive it the same way I did. Check out this video by Sandi Krakowski! She shares a little bit of her personal testimony in the video too which is great! It’s the perfect example of staying hopeful and strong in faith when your circumstances don’t want you to. Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post and tell me what you thought of the video.
So these are 8 habits that help me build my faith. I’d love to hear about some of yours! What are some ways you stay strong and rooted in your faith during hard times?