Updated: Feb 13, 2022
"For I have come down from heaven not to do my will
but to do the will of him who sent me."
What's Your Morning Routine?
If you are like me, mornings are a battle of wills, mine vs. God's. But why?
For me, the "urgent" things in life get a grip on me. I know the morning is the best time to get things done. Typically, our energy & creativity are highest in the morning.
So, now we need to clarify what the "urgent" things are.
MD5 taught us to prioritize the top 5% of our daily tasks that only we can do for the greatest impact in our day.
And our top 5% is not hard to determine because they are standard to every person.
1. Invest in our relationships with (God, Family & Friends)
2. Steward our (Body & Resources)
3. Cultivate responsibilities at (Church & Work)
This is Crucial!
The list is numbered for a reason. Failing to invest daily time with God, as the highest priority, is the difference between a self-centered & a God-centered day and life.
Once you prioritize daily time with God. Now, work for quality, self-less time by seeking His will, not your own.
Follow Jesus' Example
Jesus said, he came "down from heaven...to do the will of him who sent me." (Jn.6:38)
He also intentionally started his day "very early in the morning" by getting alone with God in "a solitary place" and he prayed. (Mk.1:35)
A New Focus
I confess that I am finally learning to not only pray consistently but also pray selflessly, for God's will to be done, not my own. Because of the MD5 discipleship process, I am now aware that my relationship with God has been primarily self-centered.
Now I pray more like Jesus models, to do the Father's "will" and "work", not his own. (Jn.17:4 & Mt. 26:42)
God's Will for Our Lives
Develop this self-less habit and your life will reflect God's glory. And by his grace he'll give you ultimate daily purpose & production beyond what we "can ask or imagine, according to his power." (Eph. 3:21)