Resetting the Morning

This morning was one of those mornings. I didn’t sleep very well last night. When I finally went to sleep, I woke up later than normal. Although it is great to sleep later, in my world, that means no shower before my husband leaves to go to work. This means, I got a late start on laundry and school for my home schooled son. To say the least, I am not been a good mood. And that’s not good. My disposition leads to feelings of being overlooked because I am busy rushing around trying to do for all the others in my life. Oh, now I have a headache! Great! I feel stinky, greasy, my head pounds and all I really want to do is to crawl into bed and shut out the world. What do I do now? How do I turn this around? Does anyone else feel this way?

First and foremost, I have to stop and make a choice that this will not be how I will continue my day.  These kinds of days make me remember a verse that my mother and I used to go over before I left for school every morning.

  This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This is not my day; it is the Lord’s Day that He has given to me. I have to make a decision to rejoice and be glad.

Next, I pray and ask that God will show me how to be thankful during this time. I actually start to make a list in my head of everything that I am thankful for this morning. This helps me put into perspective how I feel. It is feelings that make me feel overlooked and underappreciated, it is not the truth. This brings another passage of Scripture to mind.

..whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Meditating on the truth changes my day completely. I know the truth. I am loved by God, my husband, and my family. I do the things that I do each day to serve and show them how much I love them.

My final step to resetting the morning is to make a list of things I need to get done. I, now, proceed through each task one by one. That way it is less overwhelming and I get things accomplished.

God gives us the tools we need to get through each day. Our main resources should be prayer (lots of prayer!!) and the truth through His Word, the Bible. I hope this helped someone else who is having a tough morning. You, too, can push the reset button!

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