Morning stretches across the sky. Sunlight horizon, coolness rises and silhouettes of the day ahead appear. Another day beckons to come and play.
I can approach this day with anticipation, or I can approach it with dread. My attitude is everything. What I expect the day to be, it will be. If I let the challenges and frustrations rise in the morning with me, then they stay with me all day.
There have been days when I have approached the day feeling weary and worn. Days when the smallest of irritations becomes the biggest of frustrations. When the days fill full of negatives and a positive is elusive. It is in those days that you realise that this world does not always play fair. The agenda for the day was obviously to see how much fortitude you have.
As a child of God, I believe in the promise of abundance. However, that does not mean that challenging days will be kept away. What it does promise is that in every situation, I have all that I need to push through regardless of what is coming at me.
In every challenge is a learning. Just this week, there have been a few changes I need to flow with. I could let these irritations become frustrations and end up anticipating the worst outcome but instead, I asked myself, 'What is the lesson in this for me'. I woke this morning with the attitude of rising to the challenge rather than resisting it. If I want to step into the fullness of what God has for my life, then I need to have an attitude of rising up. I know that God never asks me to do something that he has not given me the ability to do.
As I enjoy the silence and stillness of the morning, I warm up with that first cuppa. Today has started gloriously with the warmth of a new day streaming into the kitchen. A day that begs for my attention but not before I take a few short moments to breathe and soak in the blessings that a new day provides.