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REST part of my day

August 11, 2019

Last Sunday at church, our pastor talked about rest in the mornings. Yes, rest for our minds as soon as we wake up. With a crazy four weeks full of travel ahead of me then, it was the exact message I needed to hear. It’s been one week since that sermon & it has already helped me tremendously!!

 

 The main thing that really stuck with me was how I spend the first 10-20 minutes of my day. Usually I do what everyone else tends to do when they wake up. Check Instagram, reply back to text messages I may have missed the night before, get a good laugh from Twitter, then scroll through Facebook to see what everyone is up to back home. 

 

This would automatically get my mind rolling with what I needed to do that day. What outfit did I need to post on Instagram? What was the sad craziness of the world trending on Twitter. Who from my hometown is engaged, married, or having a baby? It led to me start my day on self destruct mode before my feet even hit the floor. It was voluntarily my own fault.

 

I change my mindset & made goals for myself to start my days in a healthier, happier mind space. 

BEFORE GETTING OUT OF BED:

Thank God for blessings from the day before & little blessings along the way! Whether it be good health, an amazing family, a home & comfy bed to wake up in... thanking him for the little things makes me feel more appreciative throughout my day. 

 

Ask Him for guidance. I always pray for God to lead me on HIS path & to show me signs of how to follow it. Ever since I was 17 years old, I’ve asked God to show me what HE wants my life & I always promised to follow it. This can be SO difficult, especially when it’s not what I may have planned for my life, but God always knows best & takes the reins!

My favorite part of my morning is grabbing my coffee, getting my favorite devotional & spending that ALONE TIME with God. I’ve shared this book on my stories multiple times, but never on the blog. I’ve had this devotional for about two years & I date the top of each page. They used to be scattered, sometimes even months apart. Now it is rare that I even miss a day. I promise you this: every time I start my morning with this book, I see a change in myself. My attitude toward others changes. How I perceive things that happen throughout the day take a turn for the best. Mountains become grains of sand & everything seems to settle down.

 

I never realized how important the first 20 minutes of my day were. How I start speaks volumes to how the day ends. Set a goal for yourself that for THIS WEEK you will spend that time with God & not the worries of the world. Skip that scroll thru instagram & have a conversation with God. Also, this devotional is on Amazon so y’all can get it real quick & feel the peace immediately. That’s something to be thankful for right there - Amazon Prime - thank ya Jesus!!

 

I hope that this helps at least one of you throughout your week! I’d love to hear who decides to try this out & let me know how it changes your mindset, your actions &  your mental health throughout each day! I absolutely love hearing from you guys; it means the world to me!!

 

I'm officially home from LA & enjoying a cozy morning in bed. More travels coming up this week that I am sooo excited about! Until then, enjoy your week & happy Sunday!!

Love  y'all, BUNCHES!

 

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Xo, Shea Leigh 

 

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