But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. – Colossians 3:8 (NLT)
Have you ever been hanging out with your friends and behaved in a way that wasn’t godly? I remember one time I said something bad about another person in front of my friends just to get them to laugh. It’s really easy to let your flesh rule and behave in ungodly ways.
It takes work to get rid of those bad habits, and dirty language. But if God told us in the Bible to do it, then it’s something that we can do. It’s going to take some work and you’re not going to be perfect at it all the time, but with some effort, you can overcome habits of anger, slander, and dirty language.
So today, make the determination to put aside bad habits and pursue the things of God. Choose to react to situations and friends as Jesus would. Ask God to give you wisdom on how you can begin to live free of these habits. He will give you the strategy you need to overcome bad habits if you just ask Him.