I am reading a book called Miracle Mornings for Network Marketers (Gasp, yup I am a NM and love it even though I wasn’t going to work from home). I have been challenged once again to try and supercharge my mornings. Now, to those who don’t know me well, I am allergic to mornings. Seriously, mornings and I do not get along. One of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue is an upset circadian rhythm—upside down where your energy is best at night instead of in the mornings. So it is a continual battle for me. But, even though I have literally just gotten through the introduction of the book, I am challenged again to do what I can to make my mornings more productive.
It takes 21 days to make a habit, so I told my husband that for the next several weeks (the month of Feb) I was going to be attempting to be hitting the sack at 11 (EARLY for me) and up at a more reasonable time in the morning. Day one was fantastic. I was so productive and felt so great about everything. But, sickness has hit our family big time the past couple of weeks and one morning shortly after my son was home and had my phone and forgot to wake me up. I was upset. My perfect plan was foiled!
But, you know what? Why are we so black and white about expectations we put on ourselves? Why am I such a perfectionist? If I have a bad eating day why do I throw in the towel and binge on a bag of potato chips because I have ruined everything? Anyone else relate?
So here’s the thing. When we sleep later than we planned, when we mess up our perfect eating menu, when our schedule gets off kilter. When we lose our cool with our children, forget an appointment that was scheduled, mess up AGAIN…
We start fresh. We do what we can. We take baby steps back.
Because life is not about doing it all right. Life is about leaning on the Lord. And guess what His word says,
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam. 3: 22-23
So did you blow it today, mama? Take it to the Lord. And start afresh by His grace. His mercies are new every morning. I am so glad, aren’t you?