I've been going to bed earlier, and setting my alarm for 6 AM (I know, a tragic time of day that none of us want to see!). The routine I'm trying to accomplish is more of a slower paced lifestyle, if you've read my personal blog, you've probably noticed that I recently moved waaaaay out into the country, and it made me realize how fast we live our lives. We go to bed at 1 AM, wake up at 6:30 just barely missing the bus or an important meeting at work, after our day is over and we come home, we make a quick microwave meal and stuff our faces with oreo's, watch a couple movies, have "me" time, and go to bed so that you can do it all over again the next day. Well folks, I have to say, for me, I don't want to live that lifestyle. I don't want to feel like I'm being hurried through my day. All those things are ok in themselves, but when it becomes our daily lifestyle, something we're use to- it ruins us. We become practically lifeless. Don't waste the life God gave you! Come home, make a nice meal for your family, enjoy your time with them! :) Instead of wasting countless hours and investing precious time in catching up with the latest TV series or brand new Hollywood scandal movie, spend time investing in the lives of the people you love. It could mean calling up a friend and letting you know that you're praying for them, or sitting down and encouraging a friend over coffee. The possibilities are endless, it could just mean spending a few hours in the precious presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I see people every single day, even my own friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles- living the hurried life. And let me tell you, one key to lifelong unhappiness is wasting your life like that. We need to be real, and be who our King called us to be. Be real for Him, be happy for Him, serve Him the way He’s meant to be served! It’s simpler than putting the new Hollywood DVD in your DVD player, it’s easier than eating 2 packages of oreo’s, it’s easier than breathing!
Here is my new day planned out:
Awake at 6.
Bible at 6:05. (No morning Bible for me = no food for the rest of the day until I spend the time that HE has given me with Him. I suggest you challenge yourself with that, too! It’s going to be challenging for all of us, but we’re in it together as brothers and sisters in Christ, and that is a challenge I am willing to take!)
Breakfast at 7.
Start classes at 9.
Dinner at 5:30.
The rest of the night: Invest time into a friends life, spend hours in the presence of God, or do whatever I can to spend my time wisely for God.
Anyway, let me know If you start to do your day a better way, I have much faith in you! You can do it!
Thanks for reading.
Sincerely, Grace from Smile… Just Smile.