What wakes up your day?” What’s that one thing that makes you feel like; yes, I’m ready to face the day?? Your ‘Kick-Starter?’ Your ‘vaa-vaa-voom’ provider??
I’m one of those annoying people who wake up running. When I’m awake, I’m awake. There is no in between for me. It’s either I’m sleeping or I’m not. End of story. However, I do realise it’s not the same for most people and everyone I have asked, had a form of answer or another… but what’s most interesting is that the few who are like me (I.e, wake up running annoying types) answered;
PRAYER (some said ‘meditation’) as the top number one thing they all did that kick started their day!
Isn’t that interesting? Not only because it holds true for me too, but because you would have thought that prayer or meditation actually calms senses down as opposed to awakening them up! I also loved this revelation because I never really noticed how superbly awesome that routine has been for me until they said it.
I think I just take my strength (Mental, emotional and physical) for granted. (And so do must of us actually….) I had never really attributed it to the fact that before I utter any words to anyone, (any words at all) my first words are always;
“Thank you, Jesus, for another day. Stay close to me as we make this day count…to your glory!”
Those exact words. (That’s the trick…which is no trick at all…) No embellishments, no sweeteners. Just these words. I’ve been saying them for close to a decade now and so I know!!!
So what’s my point??? Simple. That your day goes in whichever direction you want it to, through the distinct purposefulness of your mind!
Why is it, do you think, that motivational speakers would ask people to repeat certain words to themselves often? So often that if practised diligently, the practitioners start to believe the words and even begin to ‘live’ the words too…? It is not a mistake or a trick made up to trick you. It’s just a simple truth. You are what you practice. You become what you believe. You become your mind!
A favourite verse of mine in the bible sums all of these up for me and I hope it does so for you too. It’s from the book of Proverbs, chapter 4 verse 23, which says;
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Good News Bible version)
Another translation of the same verse says; “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it, flows the springs of life!” (Amplified Bible Version)
I’m sure many of you who are reading this have probably heard all these before, but if you are reading this now and you haven’t heard it, well, here you are…!!
READ IT NOW!!!
Imbibe it! Bring it to the forefront of your consciousness. Think ON it deeply enough to let it begin to make sense to you. Then….
READ IT AGAIN!!!
Try it today. And while you are at it, why not try telling God your thoughts, fears plans, ideas and everything else you would tell and friend? Trust me, if speaking to GOD does not awaken your day to a better start, I’ll take my words back!
But even if you are not a believer in God like I am, here’s a suggestion for you: TRY SAYING MY WORDS..!!!
Believe me, they won’t hurt you. They will be just words to you anyway. So just give it a go. You can even pretend you are speaking to a therapist or following the advice of a motivational speaker if that makes you feel better…but just try it! Only promise me you will give it a go for at least, 21 days before quitting! Please!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have been blessed and inspired by these words.
Please share your thoughts and your own experiences in the comments box below if you like….Together, let’s awaken our days to God’s Glory!!