Maybe you’ve heard the expression, “He got up on the wrong side of the bed.” It means, “He’s had a bad attitude all day.” Maybe you’ve even had it said of you or, worse still, someone could be saying or thinking that about you right now.
I’m a big advocate for starting your day well. I even wrote a book called Morning Momentum to help us get it right, but I’ll be quick to point out that how you start your day is not as important as how you finish it.
Maybe a family member was acting unreasonably before you left the house. Perhaps a boss or coworker made an offensive comment as you walked in the door. You don’t have to stay in a sour mood all day because of it. You can ask God for the grace to overcome and end well.
Finally, if your life is marked by continually getting up on the wrong side, God wants to change your heart and make you want to cheerfully redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day.” He and his wife, Carrie, live in Salisbury, NC, with several of their 12 children.