And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:6-10
What are your habits? Habits are those that you keep on doing. They could be the result of your upbringing. Probably because of the practice that you keep on doing and others know your family, they might say that what you are doing resembles what others in your family are known for. These habits are at times the one that defines who you are. From the text, the apostle Paul is urging Christians to reflect who Christ is in their lives. He said that it only happens when Christ’s followers are rooted in Christ. This means that Christians should become familiar on how Christ lived His life on earth. The world will try to capture your mind through its empty philosophies and if you are not growing knowing Christ you could easily be deceived. “I am telling you this so no one will deceive you with well-crafted arguments” (Colossians 2:4). This is the goal of Satan, the enemy of Christ, to lead you away from Christ. To know Christ and His ways is to grow in the knowledge of Him through His Word. Once you learn knowing Him in your life, you will begin to live your life like Christ. And as Paul said, “your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:7). You realize the purpose and meaning of your life and this will lead you to be grateful to God. Apart from Christ, nothing in this world could provide you of the true meaning of life. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2). Live your life today having Christ leading you in your walk.