This week we are continuing the series on “Renewing the Mind to Kingdom Thinking”. Here is the link to the previous post just in case you missed it: http://wp.me/p1zGjk-dU
Also, here is last week’s podcast link: http://goo.gl/adHxxK
So as we continue moving forward on this topic of “Renewing the Mind” and I thought how being today is a Monday, then we should talk about “How We See Today”. Now this is not just a Monday thing; BUT instead, a daily thing. We have been blessed with 7 days in each week and they are ALL a gift from God. We have the trend of TGIF and the dreaded Mondays, but really, every day is a gift and we have the power to make it what we want it to be.
I believe how we enter into the day speaks volumes as to how we will conquer or be defeated in the day. God did not make days so that some would be good and then some would be bad; but instead, He made all days to be what we would make of them. We have the power of decision and the words of authority. We frame our world with our words. Did you get that? Go back and read it again and again and again. We frame the day and if we don’t like that frame, then we change it.
I have found what works for me and I have learned this by experience. Let me share:
1. I get up early and get a good stretch and workout in. Now I don’t leave my house for the GYM, but instead, I have found that I am my GYM (Check out http://www.marklauren.com and the book “You Are Your Own GYM”) and so therefore, I can work out no matter where I am.
2. I get a fresh dose of the Word in me and then I have my daily reading time; this comes via email. I also have a list of blogs and web-sites that I truly enjoy gleaning and learning from.
3. Another thing I have found BUT don’t always do (my wife will confirm this) is to have already laid out, what I am wearing for the day and have my things all together the night before.
4. Once I am in my office, I go through my “to do list” and “calendars of events” that are happening for that day. I try to always acknowledge special events in other’s lives, during this time, as well.
I have many other things that happen during my a.m., but these are the things that jump start my day to be the most successful it can be. I also believe that how we end the day is as important as how we start it. I put things where they go and prepare for the following day. I also like to read a little and for sure pray before my eyes close and I drift off.
Now I’m not saying my way is “the way”. You must find what works for you! But if your days are some good and some bad, then you can look at those days and define what the positive and negatives are and build the best days possible around those.
I believe our life is truly meant to be the greatest adventure novel waiting to be written as we live it out. So start living the best life possible NOW on purpose with purpose. Live with no regrets and love without boundaries. Hold nothing back and charge life head on. I am excited for what’s next, because the excitement of anticipation and not knowing of what is next is what births each breath in life.
So stand strong, live life loud and bold! Take this new day gladiator style, ruling and reigning it and not letting it reign you.