My (New) Morning Routine

My morning routine tends look the same every day; I wake up to the blaring sound of my alarm and immediately hit the snooze button…several times. As my mind focuses on the long commute and all of the busy work to get done, I dread getting out of bed. After the third and final snooze I muster all the energy I can and slowly…I mean slowly, get out of bed.

This is definitely not a good way to start the day. I’ve already set up my mind, my day, and my attitude.

Can you relate?

Lately, I’ve been trying to change this. I’m trying to shift my perception and be intentional about focusing on the “glass half full” rather than the “glass half empty”.

So I thought, “What if I woke up with a different attitude about the day?”

“What if I woke up each morning with expectation and excitement for all that God was going to do that day?“

“What would that do for my attitude?”

Think about it…think of a time when you were small and your parents were going to take you on a trip to an amusement park. The anticipation and excitement was so intense it sprung you right out of bed even before your alarm went off. You knew that a day of adventure was planned and you couldn’t wait to experience it.

What if we took this same attitude into our adult lives? What if we sprung out of bed with anticipation for all that God was going to do?

After all, He already has an adventure planned for us. The Bible tells us that “God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV)

Hear me out on this because if you’re in a funk then this should fire you up! God is able AND willing to far surpass your or my expectations. He has things planned that you couldn’t even dream up. He does this all according to the power that works within us — the power of His Holy Spirit.

In case you didn’t hear…let me repeat…we have God’s POWER inside of us. The same power that allowed Jesus to perform miracles and raise people from the dead and ultimately, remain in complete obedience to God’s purpose. If this thought doesn’t cause you to spring out of bed, I don’t know what will! We get so caught in the mundane routines of life, we forget that God is with us and in us and for us!

I’m going to try out my new morning routine and allow God to take the mundane moments and show me the beauty that lies within them.

Let’s give Him our ordinary in exchange for His EXTRA-ordinary.

~Anita Marie

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