I have been told developing a habit takes 21 days of consistency. There are good and bad habits.
Amazingly, bad habits are hard to break. At the same time, why does it seem so hard to keep good ones?
Aristotle is credited with saying, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Spiritual leadership is about excellence. It will not come easy and it will not happen by accident. William Foster said, “it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
Peter urged Christians to keep their behavior excellent among the Gentiles.
The word, translated excellence, involves conduct contributing to the salvation of others.
The habits we develop determine the conduct of our life. When we examine our words and conduct, are they contributing to the salvation of others?
Our answer may help us see why excellence is a habit worth developing!