Habits eat willpower for breakfast. (John Ortberg, author)

How long did it take you to forget your New Year’s Resolutions this year? Or maybe more realistically, how many times did you decide to diet or give up some unhealthy practice? How long did those decisions last? Ortberg’s observation is a clever reminder of how difficult it is to break longtime habits. Perhaps you should tape this one on your bathroom mirror.

Turn from your evil ways and stop all your evil practices (Zechariah 1:4).