Someone once noted, “Morning comes whether you set your alarm clock or not.”
Some of us like mornings better than others. One reason some people don’t like mornings is because mornings are a rushed and high stress time when everyone has an immediate deadline and things have to get done.
One way to eliminate this stress is to establish the routine of getting as much of your morning ready as possible the day before. For example, right after supper, before the kitchen is cleaned up, go ahead and make everyone’s lunch for the next day. That’s one less clean up time and less morning stress. Another idea is to make sure all children’s and adult’s clothes are laid out before going to bed. The fewer decisions you have to make during the morning rush the better.
As goes the morning, so goes the day. Spending time preparing for a good morning, which includes time with God, will redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.