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Psalm 143:8 (ESV) Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Clichés don’t make a spiritual life but they can be good reminders about what is important.

While it is certainly no hard fast rule, there is a common thread through success, maturity and discipline that seems to connect with the quiet early morning hours. The predawn solitude when God can be heard before life gets loud. Early morning hours before a side of procrastination shows up with breakfast; when plans for the day are made proactively instead of reactively.

There’s something satisfying and rewarding too when you the most important things in life (spiritual) are taken care of first – first energies, first available hours, first priority – instead of inconsistently with the last gasps of an exhausting day.

I have to finish by admitting most people aren’t “morning people”.  I get it.  At least I get it that most people claim that… I don’t actually believe that’s some genetic truth. That doesn’t change how often we see success and discipline a common trait of early risers; spiritual maturity and Biblical depth that come with a consistent morning routine.

Think It Over: Many people claim they are “not a morning person” but my response is always “how you do you know?” Most have never tried.  It takes time to acclimate to waking early and change your internal body clock. What I find most often is that people don’t want to give up screen time late at night to go to bed earlier. There’s always a price to pay for success, spiritual or professional.