Topic: Get Started Right
A few years ago I wrote a devotional called Starting YourDay Right, and it is one of our best-selling books. Why?Because people realize that if they can start their day right, therest of it will go much better.
If you need to break the hurryhabit, say good morning to Jesus when you wake up and then declare, “I will not hurry today. I will do things today at a pacethat enables me to remain peaceful, patient, and able to enjoy
each task.” Any time you feel yourself beginning to hurry, sayit again, and again and again if that is what you have to do.
This confession would be much better than saying, “I am in ahurry,” about twenty times a day.
This can and should be done with any habit you are working on. If you are forming the habit of being a decisive person, then when you wake up, after greeting the Lord say,
“Today I will make decisions. I am wise, I am led by the Holy Spirit, and I will not procrastinate.” This is much better than
saying throughout the day, “I have such a hard time making decisions.”
Don’t forget to practice the God habit, because the forming of all other good habits depends on it! Spend time with
God and ask for His help at the beginning of the day. Doing these things will help you get your day started right.