“Habits Are First Cobwebs, Then Cables”


There is an old saying, “Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.”  We have all experienced how true this proverb is.  Some habits are ridiculously tough to form and others nearly impossible to break.  If we continue building our habits, they can turn to addictions.  This can either be wonderful or terrible.

In 1 Corinthians 6:12 Paul said, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.”  Clearly Paul is talking about being mastered by those habits which bring us away from God.  While nothing should master us, there is Someone who should be our master.

Have our habits mastered us?  Do we have habits that have become addictions?  Are we in control or are our desires and habits?  Many in this life cannot go a day without smoking cigarettes.  Some cannot resist the urge to drink alcohol.  Others are being mastered by TV, music, video games.  There are so many other items we could add to this list.

What is mastering you?  Is it chaining you to the Master, or chaining you to the world?  Too many have cobwebs between them and God, and steel cables between them and the world.  Let’s take a good look at ourselves and see what destructive habits we may have in our lives.  It’s time to tear through those destructive cables.  Instead, let’s form good, godly habits.  Let’s build unbreakable cables that connect us to God.

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