That’s how most people admit they feel every morning when they begin their day. You know the feeling too don’t you?
It’s feeling like you’re behind before you’ve even started your day because you snoozed three times this morning. It’s feeling like you’re lacking energy because you skipped your morning workout and grabbed a donut for breakfast at work. And worst of all, it’s feeling like you didn’t really connect with God today and you can’t remember the last time you actually did.
To me, there’s nothing worse than starting off my day in a frenzy…feeling rushed, unsettled and unprepared before the day has even begun. THAT IS THE WORST!
But the flip side is this: nothing feels BETTER than having a great morning. Getting up early… spending time in prayer… eating a healthy breakfast and working out… diving deep into my Bible and feeling like I’ve spoken with God today! Nothing feels better than “winning” in the morning and feeling ready for the day ahead!
My belief is this: if I can win in the morning, then I can win with the rest of my day.
If I can control the first 1-2 hours of my day and accomplish the most important things during that time (important ≠ urgent), then the chances of having a “good day” are pretty high. But if I lose with the first hour of my day – if I fail to get up when I wanted, and fail to spend time in prayer, and fail to read my Bible in a quality manner, and fail to do the things I need to do to get ready for my day – then it feels like I’m playing catch up before the day has even begun.
I’m not alone am I?