As I was reading through Michael Hyatt‘s ebook “Your Best Year Ever – The 8 Strategies Super-Successful High Achievers Use to Prepare for the New Year”, I came across a jaw dropping quote.
This quote literally changed how I view the start of each day.
Today I woke up completely exhausted. All three kids had been up in the night, I had fed Eli more than my body was used to, and my muscles were sore from a very busy day before.
This quote made me do 100 jumping jacks to wake myself up and get the blood flowing through my veins. I would not waste today regardless of my physical feelings (it’s not like I could go back to bed anyway)!
Are you ready for it?
“My great years are built on keeping a bigger mission in front of me, but looking at my daily actions as the ‘molecules’ of that mission. Your day is your week is your month is your year. Best years come from best efforts performed daily.” – Chris Brogan
Is that just profound to me?
This is not about perfectionism, working too hard or not allowing yourself to rest.
For me, this was a new look at the verse in Lamentations 3:23 that says
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
The day wears you out, and the new day begins and there is the Lord standing there waiting for you with everything you need.
When we can accept and receive that grace and mercy, that’s when we can have incredible days, terrific weeks, exciting months and world-changing years.
I know what I’m called to. Sometimes it feels daunting and I ask the Lord how he expects me to conquer my mountain.
It’s as simple as starting every day over with him. The call of God on my life is just that – the call of GOD. Surrendering my new day to him all over again is the first step to a great week of seeing HIS plans and purposes fulfilled on this earth.
And when I feel like I mess up? (Which honestly right now feels like every evening as I look back on my day.)
The hardest part of messing up is not listening to the devil telling me that my failures disqualify me from waking up to new mercy tomorrow.
Thankfully I know the truth, and the truth can set me free every single day.