The little foxes spoil the vine, but the little patterns build your life.

PATTERN:  Something that happens in a regular and repeated way.

What you do every day matters much more than what you do once in a while.  Successful people are patterned people.  They tend to keep doing the little things each and every day. They develop healthy habits.

Proverbs 15:24 tells us, “The way of life winds upward for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.”

As you live your life in the power of wisdom, it is like you are walking a path that is winding its way around a tall mountain.  Each time you pass around the mountain, you are a little higher than you were previously.  That is the power of living your life by patterns.  The patterns you develop in your life are going to cause you to climb continuously higher and higher.

Here is what healthy patterns will do for you …..

You will overcome your internal resistance

You will overcome your external adversity

You will overcome your self-doubt

You will be empowered to block out distractions

You will consistently take action on what is needed for your forward advancement

One of the powerful and most beneficial patterns to be developed is your early morning start time.  This is the time between waking up early and facing the rest of the world.  It is a time for reflection and thought, Bible reading, meditation, worship, and prayer.  This is the time in which you can include some good exercise for your body.  You will also pay attention to eating a healthy breakfast.  And, your early morning pattern will help you focus, eliminating all distractions.

The Song of Solomon 2:15 is the verse that describes the little foxes spoiling the vine.  But, verse 14 provides the context.  This person is moving into the secret place to see their lover’s face, and hear their lover’s voice.  They desire intimacy.  Then verse 15 describes the little foxes spoiling the vine, with its tender grapes.  The context describes our desire to draw close to the Lord, and then allowing the little things of life to distract us and pull us away.  We usually look for the big things to throw us off.  However, it is these “little foxes” that really mess us up.

The positive side of the little things is to realize that the little patterns will work for you to build your life to be everything you desire.  Your success is all wrapped up in the little things you consistently do every day.

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