I don't know about you, but I am just not one of those people that pops out of bed, ready to engage with people. I want my pillows and my cozy bed.
But as much as I want those things, I have learned that there are things I want more...
I want calm and quiet in the mornings. I want to listen to the early birds and watch the color spread through the sky. I want to hold a mug of hot tea and enjoy it before it gets lukewarm. I want to read my Bible when it's so quiet that I can actually focus on what it says. I want to be wide awake and to hug my children when they come down the stairs. I really want starting my day on God's strength, rather than my own.
But I have to choose those things. I have to decide that they are worth more than my default wants. Because I can't have them both.
"So you must live as God's obedient children. Don't slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn't know any better then." -1 Peter 1:14
What Do You Really Want?
Today I challenge you to spend a little time with the Lord and Ask Him if there's an area in your life where you are just settling for your default settings.
If you are still breathing there's a pretty good chance the Dear Lord is going to challenge you. Journal about it, and make a plan to seek out His best for you!
"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." -Psalm 16:11
He is a good, good Father. He never asks us for anything that He won't help us to do! Take courage, dear Mama, and seek Him out. It may seem hard, but it is worth it!
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