The Quandary of the Morning

My computer is dying a slow death. I turn it on in the morning and it grinds and groans awake.  Sometimes like me…slowly grinding and groaning, not wanting to move from my comfortable place of slumber.

This morning was one of those mornings. There was a chill in the air and all was quiet outside…even the birds were still…or maybe I was just too asleep to hear them.

But the quandary I faced as I was lying there was this:

  • The house is still.  “Aahh…it would be great to get up, enjoy a hot cup of coffee, a quiet read and get some writing done before anyone else stirs awake.”
  • But the other voice in my head spoke: “Yeah, but if I get up…the dog will hear me moving around.  She’ll want me to walk her, feed her…then that moving around will wake Matthew, our 4-year-old.  He’ll get up, want breakfast…and that quiet beginning will be no more”

So what do I do?

Well, this morning, I rolled over…pondered this quandary sleepily until Dave stirred, stepped out of bed and the dog barked.

Aahh…it begins!!

So even though the old groaning and grinding of my hard drive in my brain is moving slowly, I find this to be true:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

When I begin my day by placing my agenda in His hands and looking to Him for guidance, the day goes better, in spite of how it begins.

How was your morning and how do you get going when the groan and grind of life is calling you awake?

14 thoughts on “The Quandary of the Morning

  1. Usually, and before I’m even totally awake, I am talking to the Lord. I say, non audibly, something like this: “Lord Jesus, I give you this day. Have your way in me today. I deny myself, take up my cross and after follow you. I confess my need for you, for without you, I can’t even take one breath. Thank you for saving me. I love you, Jesus.” Even if I am in a lot of pain or exhausted from not sleeping very well, I have my focus on Him. And THAT, is how I do it.

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  2. i DID NOT WANT TO GET UP THIS MORNING, i WAS THINKING ABOUT LETTING CHRISSY TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS. tHEN I THOUGHT, I WILL GET THEM OFF TO SCHOOL AND SIT AND READ, NO THAT WAS NOT THE PLAN. THE KIDS WHERE SICK AND DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL. EVEN THE COMPUTER IS NOT DOING WELL, AS YOU CAN SEE i CAN NOT GET THE I RIGHT AND THE CAPS OFF. EVERY MORNING I SAY YOUR MERCY ARE NEW EVERY MORNING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I WILL NEED EVERY BIT OF HIS MERCY. FOR MY WAY ARE NOT HIS WAYS AND MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT HIS THOUGHTS AND MY PLANS ARE NOT HIS AS YOU CAN SEE. SO MERCY ME. GREAT IS HIS FAITHFUL NESS

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  3. Sometimes I wish my day started off with groans and grinding. For me, I feel like the moment I have opened my eyes, there is a gun that goes off “And their off!!!”. From that point on, the day is one fast paced race to the finish line.

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    • Ugh…yes I have days like that as well… Just pressing on to reach the goal! On those days I like to give myself a vIctory dance at the end of the day…or just a soft pillow to rest my silly head! ;). Thanks for sharing!

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    • LOL – that’s your mild OCD at work. Don’t feel too badly. My recently deceased uncle (who I had the care of) was a true OCD – who brought the obsessive element to a new level. He even folded his dirty laundry!! I could tell you things . . . 😉

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      • OCD central sometimes! Cristina and I can be in the same boat on that one at times…I am trying to get better though…letting things go that don’t really matter! :)…but then it’s a matter of opinion on what matters! Heehee!

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      • Rachel, being fussy is quite normal for a mom! After caring for him for so many years – I have come to understand that genuine OCD is truly incapacitating. He functioned somewhere between Monk and Rainman. I can not believe that either of you lovely Christian ladies actually has a clinically diagnosable disorder. Fussy? Yes. But quite healthy, and of very sound and sweet minds. That was why I chuckled. I have encountered many Christian friends who like to tell me they have OCD.

        But, the truly Obsessive Compulsives do not even recognize that there is something wrong with them. I’m sorry if I seemed snarky, but I have been through the OCD mill, quite literally, for 10 years. Including having to weekly remove the black clips he used all along his bedding to keep the sheets and blankets precisely in place! (the edges had to line-up) I thank the Lord for this experience though, as I was taught a level of pity and compassion I probably never would have gained otherwise.

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      • LOL…no I didn’t think you were snarky at all..I was laughing at your comment..sorry I sounded so serious! 🙂 That’s what happens sometimes when there is no audible voice to hear the sarcasm! I’m sure having to deal with OCD for real is not fun! I really was just kidding! Thanks for sharing! 😉

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  4. I always love the feel of the bed… Even when I have a day off I don’t want to get out of bed it feels to good to be true… If it’s not time to get up I always wait to go to the bathroom because I know the cat will hear me… And every day I ask… the lord what he has in store for me…that day and he says get up and see if you don’t get up you will never know… And as for the cat it’s always good to be wanted and not just by the cat but my husband too….. And he really does need me.. lol

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