Our mindset develops every morning when we open our eyes and get out of bed. The new day is before us; we have a choice of what mindset we’ll have throughout the day.
Have you noticed that when you start the day with a bad attitude, it is carried into the rest of the day?
The other day I didn’t want to get up. It was dark outside and I felt gloomy. I turned over and slept for a few more minutes, delaying the inevitable of putting my feet on the floor for the new day. I confess I am not a morning person.
My morning coffee couldn’t come soon enough. The aroma awakened me more and more.
I knew I had a choice—to begin the day thanking God or grumbling about having to get up.
The Lord nudged my spirit.
Yes, I will choose to praise.
I had much to do that day, and knew it would go better if I prayed and sought the Lord for strength.
Sipping my morning coffee with the Lord in mind prepared me for the day. I reached for my Bible and turned to a familiar passage.
The Word of God teaches about the mindset of the person who seeks the Lord.
In Psalm 1: 1-3 instructs us to have a mindset to delight in the Lord and meditate on his law.
Those words redirected my thoughts about the day.
If I take my mind off my bad attitude and shift it to praising God for all He has done, my mindset will improve.
If I choose to remember the word of the Bible instead of dwelling on the words of people, my heart will gain peace.
Each day we can choose our mindset. It doesn’t matter whether we are a morning person or not.
The next time I don’t want to get up, I’ll adjust my attitude, being mindful of my mindset.
How about you?