Is there really any such thing as a “morning person?” I suppose it all depends on what you mean.
God made people in all different varieties. Some of those differences may include our temperaments toward alertness at different times of the day. Some people, especially those who grew up with the habit of early rising, find it easier to get out of bed and get going early in the day. For others, it takes something above 8.0 on the Richter Scale to get them moving.
The problem comes, when we use the “I’m just not a morning person” line to excuse what the Bible calls laziness. The truth is we can all get up on those occasions when we really have to get up. While there is such a thing as genuine physical fatigue, I’m afraid it is quite often a character deficiency that causes us to miss morning devotions because of oversleeping.
If that’s the case, practicing some “mind over mattress” could 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.