Some days we wake up and feel like a failure. We see the glass as half empty and struggle to find the positive side of anything. We just want to crawl back in bed, pull the covers over our head and try again later. Don’t we all feel like this at times? We all have these excruciating days that we just want to fast forward and be done with. We feel defeated and meaningless. I’ve decided to remind myself of 3 simple truths each day when I wake up to help me get started on the right foot.
Here they are:
1. I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my creator (Psalm 139:14) who loves me so much that He died for me (Galatians 2:20).
What more could anyone ask for? The word “fearfully” in this verse refers to reverence and respect for our God and “wonderfully” means unique. I am the only me that there ever has been or ever will be on this earth. I mean so much to God that he sent his own son to die on the cross, so that I could have the opportunity to live with him eternally.
2. There is a purpose and a plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11).
God created me with an idea in mind. He states that his plans for me are good and fruitful. I can rest in knowing that I am taken care of by the creator of the universe, and that He will direct my steps as I follow and trust in Him daily. I can’t screw anything up when I leave God in charge.
3. I am protected physically, emotionally and spiritually by the Armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10-18).
My sweet mom taught my sister and I at a young age how to memorize and put on the armor of God in order to be prepared for each day and whatever trial occurs. We even have motions for each piece of armor! I still to this day put on the armor in the car on my way to work (And yes, I still do the motions.) It makes me feel ready to handle anything that happens that day. I know that I’ve got Christ on my side and the battle has already been won.
So, if you need a little lift in the morning, remember these truths and say them out loud. The more you say them, the more you will believe them, and the more you will feel loved and prepared to handle each day!