It’s 7:35 in the morning.
I already ate breakfast , prayed, read scripture , worshipped , worked out and now I’m at work.
I woke up at 3:50 , 10 minutes before my alarm was set to go off at 4am. For about the past 6 months I’ve had this urgency in me to conquer my days, take my health serious and get my body moving. How can I conquer my life if I don’t conquer my days?
Y’all.. I have no coach. I have no mentor. I have no spiritual mother/father. God has literally been instructing me detail by detail. It’s crazy. When the idea came to me about waking up at 4am I just brushed it off. It would not go away. So , I started.
I’m on week 2 of waking up early and I already feel great. It’s almost like this weight has been lifted off. I always talk about my addiction to alcohol because my addiction led me to be very undisciplined. I don’t know what it’s like to tell my flesh what to do. I just thought God would give me the strength to conquer whatever it is that he wants me to conquer. That’s kind of right . Let me explain.
God is a God of order. He knows when we are ready to face certain challenges. This past weekend I had a conversation with a childhood friend and he said something that really hit me , “Do you really think God gives you strength when you ask ? He already knows what you need when you need it.”
I started thinking and thought to myself , that is so true! How many times have I tried with my own strength to conquer certain things? How many times have I attempted and failed time and time again. You can pray. You can fast. You can cry out. You can do all the right things and still not be ready to do what God wants you to do. There’s literally a season for everything.
Our days are already planned. It’s up to us to follow the instructions. It’s up to us to do what we are called to do. God has already given us what we need. Everything we need is already in us. Often times , we wait for circumstances to line up with what God is saying . Truth is, most times your circumstances won’t line up and that’s okay. Do it anyway.
What does God want you to do right now? Quieting out the noise is so important. We are all called for a specific time and a specific assignment . Your time on this earth is not wasted. What do you have to do that you have been putting off? What is God calling you to do that’s a little hard but you know it will make your life better? We all have to suffer a little while before we get to the promise, if we didn’t the promise wouldn’t mean much . We would take it for granted.
The process is where we are made. The process is where we grow. The process is where we are pruned. The process is uncomfortable , but , if you get comfortable being uncomfortable you’re going in the right direction. No one can stop you, but you.
I believe that conquering your life and being who God called you to be begins with conquering your days .
Just like AA says , one day at a time.
God bless you and I pray you have an amazing start of your week! Remember, no weapon formed shall prosper! You are VICTORIOUS!