“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart” (Proverbs 4:20-21).
Research indicates that 40% of our daily activities are the result of habit; requiring no cognitive thought or neurological activity. As a people called to “choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15), I find it unsettling to think that we are thinking that little about what we are doing and why we are doing it. Living out of habitual behavior is to have stopped exploring, experiencing, learning, and growing. It means one has lost all curiosity. If we are not attentive and intentional, we can easily fall into a habitual existence of doing life instead of living life.