When I woke up this morning wanting to be more focused and productive than I've been the last weeks, I knew I had to get back to a solid morning routine .. it always delivers!! The most grounded and inspired chapters of my life 100% correlate with the quality of my devotional life, prayer time, & self-care (which are all part of my morning routine). Not sure why, but I have totally backslid on this uber important success tool.
WHY do we quit doing things that we know are so dang good for us?
But I'm back at it!! (Fall off the wagon, get back on with even more determination!)
So I hopped out of bed and went straight to my cozy quiet spot and prayed for divine guidance then chose some random passages to study from a couple different devotionals. Sometimes I read one but today I wanted MORE. And as expected, they were perfectly on point! In total awe, I re-read them again, did a little journaling, flipped through my personal home-made inspiration book, and ended with a brief meditation (1-2 minutes) to let all that good ju-ju integrate. It took about 30 minutes total, but today was my jump start and I felt like some extra motivation!
Here's a summary of my readings today. Maybe somebody else needs to hear the same message .....
Resist negative energy & Spend more time connecting
Do not let exasperation, weariness, anxiety, or anger make you somebody that you are not! This negative energy is a foothold for the devil and will only keep you stuck. You must break through by taking control of your thoughts, attitude, and perception. Embrace change and find forgiveness or acceptance. You have the skills, stamina, and wisdom so STAND FIRM in your goodness and the negativity energy will eventually flee you. Connect with God through nature, prayer, morning routine, yoga, church, exercise, whatever works for you.
The more time you spend connecting with your creator (in your unique way/morning routine), the better He can protect, lift, and guide you! He can make you realize your significance. Plus the closer you are to God, spirit, the divine, more fully He can develop your gifts so you can use them to bless others. Then watch for and FOLLOW THOSE DIVINE TUGS, they are your guide leading you toward answers, peace, and purpose.
Want to join me in committing to a morning routine?
Once we do our part of committing the time and energy, God is faithful in sending us the most perfectly timed messages and opportunities. A consistent morning routine will feed your soul, start your day right, and inspire you along your perfect path. It is the single most important piece of the fulfilled & purposeful living recipe! All the happiest most successful people do it! So are you with me? I’m cheering for you!
P.S. I LOVE MY personal inspiration flip book that I've been using for about 5 years (recently updated and added to it). Reading through this little gem is one of my favorite parts of my morning routine. If anybody is interested, I can share mine with you and show you how to make a cheap and easy one for yourself? Let me know!