Tomorrow will be like today, only more so. (Isaiah 56:12)
That verse puzzled me for years, but now I see how it applies to habits.
What we do (or don’t do) today reinforces what we do (or don’t do) tomorrow. Our habit becomes stronger or weaker.
If we want to start or strengthen a routine, we should do it today. Tomorrow it will be more engrained.
If we want to stop something we habitually do, today we need to avoid the action and tomorrow it will be easier to stop it again.
Both starting and stopping a behavior isn’t necessarily easy, and both take time to become a new habit.
But today, start or stop, and know that tomorrow starting or stopping will take less effort.
Thank You, Father.