Live less out of habit and more out of intent. (Author unknown)
There is a valuable principle in this simple statement. We do so much merely out of habit. “We’ve always done it that way,” we say. Tradition can be good, but blindly following the habits of the past may prevent us from gaining valuable new insights. It would be far better to do what we do because we are proactive in planning and setting goals and objectives.
The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out (Proverbs 20:5). It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good (Galatians 4:18).