Often I find myself shuffling through life without any sort of direction. Sure, I have a general idea of where I’m going, but don’t have any clue on how to get there.
I find myself wondering through this life. Trying to figure out how in the world I’ve ended up where I am at the end of the day. Reflecting on the impatient, irritated, short-tempered, lacking-love person that I’d been to those around me. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to break that cycle.
At least not until recently. I always knew that quiet time was essential. Something I’ve always needed. I just wasn’t quite sure how to make it a consistent thing in my life. A priority.
I’d recognized that I needed to have my quiet time in the mornings. I know well enough that if I don’t get it done first thing, it’s likely to not happen. However, I didn’t quite know how to make it happen. At least not on my own.
I was so excited when I discovered that #HelloMornings was starting up again. I understood the concept. I just knew it was something that I
wanted needed to do.
This morning marks day 4. My schedule doesn’t demand getting up as early as most in my group, but my body is still struggling to adjust to the earlier mornings. I’m seeing that between getting my Bible study time done in the morning and keeping Christian music on to continue to encourage me throughout the day:
- I don’t find myself as irritable
- I’m a lot more patient
- I’m less me-focused
- I am more eager to find ways to love
- I am more understanding
- I am refreshed each day
And this is only 3 days in! I can’t see what else is to come through the rest of this session.
We want to encourage you, if you haven’t yet figured out how to make consistent quiet time a part of your schedule, find a way to do so now. Many of us take part in the Hello Mornings challenge. While the session has already started, it is a great tool to use. You’ll be encouraged to study the Word in small chunks, getting as much as you can out of each passage of scriptures. You’ll find great accountability. Plus, you’ll figure out what works best for the current circumstance you’re in.
What steps (big or small) are you taking to bettering yourself? We’d love to hear from you!