21 days. Yes, it’s an age-old belief that it only takes 21 days to form a new habit.
In Dr. Maxwell Matlz’s 1960 book, Psycho-Cybernatics, he makes an observation that, “it takes a minimum of 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.”
This observation inspired many self-help books afterward in teaching others that it only took 21 days to form or end a habit. Exciting news, right? But it’s not enough. There’s a chance a habit may be formed but it’ll require being put in practice for many, many more days! 21 Days is just the minimum; depending on who you are, you might require more days to form a habit.
Habits are formed through years of regular repetition, whether automatic or habitual. In order to break the cycle, we must place in practice the idea of 3 Rs: reminder, routine and reward. If this is great for habits, imagine how beneficial this is for our spiritual life!
If you decided to take part of the 21-Days Fast of Daniel this time around, and are fully committed to it, we are sure you’ve been seeing astounding results not only in your physical life, but specially your spiritual life.
Once these 21 days end however, don’t forget all the great results you saw. There are many people who end up forgetting, stop sacrificing and doing what they did during the fast. They find themselves reverting back to their old ways, eventually losing all the progress that they had made…
See these 21 days as a start-up to a much better life. The lessons we gain from this fast are just part of the beginning of a long-life effort of discipline we’ll need to make if, want to live a fruitful life for God. We must watch and pray to distance ourselves from all toxic information and behaviours that we saw were not beneficial for our life.
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)
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