It’s a known fact that the first thing that you do each morning has a direct influence on how the rest of your day transpires. So what’s the first thing that you do when you wake up? And if your answer to that question has anything to do with an electronic device, then that needs to change IMMEDIATELY!
What if I told you that there is one thing that you could do every morning to guarantee that each day is bursting at the seams with success in improving satisfaction and accomplishment in your life?! Would you try it? Huh? Huh?? Huh?!?! I’m assuming so because you’re here reading this…
Let me warn you though. One thing you’ll need to pull this off is… *drumroll*… consistency.
Let’s be honest: People fall off. We say we’re going to do something, and we might…for about a good week, if that long. So if you do this once or twice then you’ll have an amazing one or two days. But if you want it to change your life, you will have do it every day. And trust me, once you see the transformation that takes place because of it, you’ll actually look forward to it.
Awkay!! I see you pursuing that success and satisfaction! Let’s go then!!
So by now I’m pretty sure you’re like, Ok ok just tell me already!!!
Well during a time that I was completely and utterly disgusted with my life, I put myself through a serious “lifestyle boot camp,” during which, I committed to doing this every single morning (and later added it to my nighttime routine as well). I was so amazed at how it changed the course of each day that I still do it now and will do it forever and ever. And it’s simply this:
As soon as I open my eyes in the morning, I have a date with God.
Excuse me, crazy lady said WHAT?!?! Yes, you read me right. I have a date with God every morning. Ok so let me explain….
During the boot camp, I realized that I had been “saved” all of my life and never had an actual relationship with God. I did things to feel like a “good Christian” but little did I know that that had absolutely nothing to do with whether God and I knew each other.
In the Bible, the Lord says that if you deny me before men then I will deny you before my Father (Matthew 10:33). A common way that we deny God is by putting our relationships with others before our relationship with God. Yes, He wants you to tithe and live a Holy life, but you can do all of the things that make you religiously perfect and can still get straight-up DENIED at the heavenly gates because you have failed to connect with God in relationship.
A man once asked Jesus what the most important command was, and Jesus gave this reply:
“Love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and most important command.” –Matthew 22:37-38
Hello?! *taps mic* Is this thing ON?! He didn’t say pay your tithes. He didn’t say pray for 2 hours a day. He didn’t say spend more time at the church than you do tending to your spouse, children, and household (oops, did I type that out loud??) God said the most important command is to love Him.
“Love Him. Hmm…love. That sounds familiar, how does that go again?” I don’t know about you but that was my question!