This morning, I leisurely sailed through a series of green lights, which put me on the early commuter train. This opportunity was provided compliments of my children’s bus driver who arrived EARLY. Since I purposed in my heart to be early this morning, I didn’t have to “run the bus down” (literally) to get my children on it – what a blessing, because I’ve done that on more occasions than I care to admit! Our regular bus driver is always punctual – and quite often, she is early. Conversely, our substitute bus driver is always late – consistently and without fail. Which would you rather be said of you – that you’re dependably timely or that you’re regularly late?
I used to think it was a sin to be early – I know it sounds ridiculous, but in my mind, I thought, “Surely things can’t get started without ME being up in the mix!” As I’ve matured, I’ve learned that things will pass me right on by if I’m not in proper position on time and prepared, and that I’m not as integral to the world continuing to rotate and revolve as I thought I was. How humbling!
Challenge yourself to be early for everything you do for an entire day. Then try it again the next day. Before you know it, this good habit will have become part of your character – and a strong part of your silent testimony for our faithful God. Don’t damage the credibility of your witness by “skidding in by the skin of your teeth” or “barely making it in just under the wire.” Let God give you a transformative “mind makeover”…because you never know who’s watching and taking notice of your actions – and you may enjoy less stress and lower blood pressure, too!
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”
© Copyright 2013 by Kayren J. Cathcart