a prayer for the morning
that i won’t rush through my day
anxious for an end
but that i will take it slow
live in the moment
in every part of it
overflowing with gratitude
Since I have grown into being a Monday through Friday worker, I’ve noticed that I sometimes rush through my weekdays. In the mornings, I awake eager. Not eager to start my day, but eager for it to end. Daily, I drag myself out of bed twenty minutes before it’s time to go, throw on something easy to wear, pull my hair back in a no mess bun, chug black coffee, drive to work, strive to survive the three classes I teach each day with no major issues or messes, rush home, scroll around on my phone, mindlessly consume dinner, get the toddler to sleep, and then fall into bed, bored and unfulfilled. This is no way to live!
Where is the joy? Where is the fun? Where is the “life more abundantly”?
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Sometimes, it comes to the point that you have to decide whether you are going to live life going through the motions of this world, or if you will live like you believe that God’s goodness is real and His promises are true.
I don’t know what your weekdays look like, but I hope they are anything but mundane. I want a restoration for my soul. I want to wake up eager FOR the DAY. I want to wake up with a passion inside, driven. I want to live in the moment, instead of anxiously anticipating the weekend. I want to appreciate each part of the day. I want to enjoy my work, make the most of it. I want to embrace the opportunities I’ve been given. I want to embrace the platform I’ve been given to make a difference in the lives of my students. I want to be on a constant lookout for ways to share God’s love, to lift others up, to help when and where I can. I want to always seek God’s love and goodness. I want to laugh out loud and mean it.
I want to be so full of gratitude and thanks for all that I've been given, that there is no room for an ungrateful spirit.
This is my prayer for the morning.