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Breaking The Cycle Part 1

Dec 31, 2023    Pastor Matt Young

Welcome to a transformative journey as we dive into the heart of change and transformation. In this powerful sermon, Pastor Matt guides us through the profound connection between our identity and our habits, reminding us that how we perceive ourselves is intricately tied to the daily routines we cultivate.

I. My Identity and My Habits

It's often said that our beliefs shape our behaviors. In essence, what we believe about ourselves is beautifully mirrored in our actions. To change our lives, we must begin by transforming our habits because, in truth, our lives are a sum total of these very routines.

II. Key Habits to Develop

Drawing from Romans 12:2, we discover the key habits that can lead us towards a life of purpose and fulfillment. These habits are like the compass that guides us towards God's good, pleasing, and perfect will.

A. Read the Bible Every Day

By immersing ourselves in God's Word daily, we allow the transformation of our thoughts. As we grow closer to God, our lives become more aligned with His divine plan. Remember, all transformation begins by changing the way we think.

B. Walk in the Holy Spirit

Pastor Matt emphasizes the importance of daily communion with the Holy Spirit. By habitually seeking His guidance, we find the strength to resist the desires of the flesh and live according to God's divine nature within us.

III. Accountability

No transformative journey is complete without a supportive inner circle. Who will you invite into your life to hold you accountable during your transformation? The right accountability partners can make a world of difference.

IV. Positioning for Success in the New Year

As we step into a new year, it's vital to reevaluate our lives. What are we most grateful for? What have we learned from the past year? What changes do we seek in the year ahead? By reevaluating, setting divinely directed goals, reframing our perspective, reimagining our future, and redefining our purpose, we position ourselves for a year of unprecedented growth and fulfillment.


As we embark on this journey of self-discovery and transformation, remember that your character is shaped by your habits. Let's commit to breaking the cycle of old habits and embracing the transformative power of God's Word and the Holy Spirit. With purpose and determination, we can become the individuals God destined us to be.

Are you ready to break free from old patterns and embrace a life filled with purpose and God's best? Let's journey together.