I’m spending a lot of time in review lately. Reviewing who I am, who God is, why I’m here, what really matters. Reviewing habits I want to implement, mindsets I want to adopt. Creating space to listen to the voice of the Lord.

I try to do this every morning, before the hustle and the bustle of the day begins.

To be honest, sometimes it feels extremely monotonous. And that’s okay. Because it’s about the discipline of it more than the ecstasy.

There’s this verse in the book of Romans which I absolutely love. It says,

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Changing how we think changes who we are. It transforms us. That’s why reading Scripture is so vital. That’s why reviewing truth is such a big deal.

Think about a student who sits behind a desk and studies diligently. The best students don’t study for the test (learn it and forget it); they study for life (learn it and implement it). They allow the material to work in them because they want it to work out of them.

I don’t want to give the wrong impression. My mornings are not all discipline. There’s a lot of delight in there too – and freedom to veer away from the structure when appropriate. Sometimes that’s healthy.

But it’s also healthy to reorient around true north on a regular basis. I know I need that. How about you?

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