Getting Started

When the morning alarm goes off, I often think about lying in bed for a while longer. I purposely have made that an uncomfortable process because the alarm is on the other side of my room. That means I endure its continual whining or I get up, shut it off and go back to bed or I actually shut it off and start my day.  Most of the time, I choose the third option.

I don’t have to think about what to do next. I make my bed, start the coffee perking, go to the bathroom and get on the scale. Once I get my routine going it is likely that I will continue it. Bible study, prayer and breakfast follow, sometimes all at the same time! The breakfast things go into the dishwasher.

What we work at everyday means more than what we do once in a while. Once in a while means struggling to catch up and I don’t like to live that way. Breakfast dishes in the sink mean three piles of dishes there by the end of the day and by the end of the week you are using paper plates!

Then I immediately head for my office and sit down to write. Have I anything in mind to write; absolutely not. But this I do know, I have writing deadlines to meet. That is my motivator.

Getting started starts with getting started. Studies show that just doing a small thing like making your bed gets you off to a good start.

What does your day look like so far?

“Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’ (Luke 14:29, MSG)

Prayer- Father, thanks for the reminder not to waste the time you have given us. Amen.

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