James says that habits are what make excellence possible.

What beneficial practices have you been inducted into?
Who inducted you or how did you acquire your “stable dispositions”?
What impact might an act of communication from God have on your life?

I do understand what James was implying about habits being good. The example of the car driver and doctor made his point clear. But what about being inducted into “unstable dispositions” such as frequent anger/impatience, addictions, selfishness? (things we would normally call sins) Am I already crossing into morality?

I used to regularly pray for an “act of communication from God” because it would solidify my faith and enable me to experience a joy (assuming the act of communication wasn’t a lightning bolt or millions of gnats) that would forever light up my life.