Do you remember when you were a kid and you were excited and looking forward to something?  It may have been the neighborhood baseball game the next day, a road trip to your cousin’s for Christmas, or your first trip to Disneyland.  On those particular mornings, it is unlikely that your mom had to drag you out of bed kicking a screaming (the way it may have been on school days).  Nope, you probably leaped out of bed when the alarm went off, and that is if you weren’t already awake.

Yet, I wonder how many days we have like that as adults?  Have our lives become so monotonous, with such drudgery of routine that our spouse has to crowbar us out of bed and make us go to work?  You see, there is a huge difference between having to force yourself to get up in the morning and having a yearning, anxious to begin the day.

These two different approaches picture the differences between existing to get through another day, and living on purpose.  Knowing what is most important and of value to you, knowing your reason for placing one foot in front of the other, knowing why God put you on this planet at this point in time in history, makes all the difference in the world.  I encourage you to consider this and what propels you in the morning.

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