If I have no meetings, I rise around 6:30am. I shower first because that’s how I wake up. It’s more effective than coffee – at least for me. As I wake up with the water pouring down, I have a choice: prayer or plan. I can pray for my day, my family and issues, or I can start to plan out my day. I pray as I get ready.
Next I go to my office. At that moment, I have another choice to make: email or Bible. Which will it be? What should I read? If I hit email first, there’s a strong chance that I will not make it back into the Word until much later, if at all. I open the Word. I start to read.
My phone beeps and I reach for it. It’s force of habit. I tell myself that I don’t need to look right now. I read a bit more and my computer beeps, which is easier to ignore this time. Another short time of prayer, then I wake my computer up and start working through emails from the night before. Coffee and breakfast will come a bit later.
Every morning, you are setting a trajectory for your day. Every day, you are setting a trajectory for your life. What do you want your heart set on today? Do you give priority to the glory and excellence of God? When you pull the trigger on a gun, the bullet doesn’t instantly hit the target. It follows a path that you set it on when you were aiming. You can’t hit a target you’re not aiming for. What’s the trajectory of your life? What are you aiming your heart towards each day?