It’s funny how mornings have become a “stereotype.” It’s accepted everywhere, especially in our American culture. Mornings are rough, tough, and irritating. People typically don’t look forward to the morning, or even having a good morning – because, as I’ve mentioned, it’s stereotypically negative. Of course, there are a few early birds, but I’m speaking generally, most people roll their eyes and think, “not again…”
I noticed this kind of attitude trickled into my day, and before I knew it, my days became mundane and “same old, same old.” That really wore me out! So, in order to change that up, I started to do the most important thing every morning. I woke up, washed up, and worshiped. I made myself some coffee, turned on my worship playlist, and even if it was for a few minutes, I sat in God’s presence.
You get a certain feeling when you hear “Monday morning” versus “Friday night.” Why is that? What made us think that “mornings” are bad, other than the “social norm?” You are capable of more than you think. Your will and your mind are powerful! Maybe mornings really aren’t your thing, but that doesn’t make them bad. Don’t let your mornings become a stereotype whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. It just takes a perspective shift. Do what’s most important to you.
Wake up, wash up, and worship.
I rise early; before the sun is up. I cry out for help and put my hope in Your words. Psalm 119:147 NLT
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ― Marcus Aurelius
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to you, I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 NASB