We do not always think of it that way, but experience proves this to be true. On a daily basis we develop habits or patterns of thinking that control and regulate our lives. That is normal and good unless those habits or patterns are harmful. We are able to assess and monitor our habits, and the habits we develop decide our future. The habit of study, seeking advice and working hard all play a positive role in our futures. Seeking contact with our Creator on a daily basis is a habit that determines our eternal future.
Paul listed some habits that are precious and valuable when in your possession. He lists actions that, when followed daily, will develop such deep habits that your future will be the best possible (1 Thessalonians 5:12-23 1 Thessalonians 5:12-23 12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice ever more.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
American King James Version×). God sets a path before us and encourages us to choose wisely. The good choices lead to habits which define our character. Almighty God promises to preserve that person blameless until Christ returns. Let that be you.