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Use this tip to frame your day for success

How often have you woken up in the morning with your thoughts carrying snippets of concern, crisis, or unpleasant responsibility?

If you fall asleep dwelling on such things, restlessness or bothersome dreams haunt your night.

When your daily life is squished in-between such musings, it’s hard to envision or experience success in your relationships, job, or activities.

Who wants to live this way? Not me, and certainly not you!

Framing is a creative way to surround your soul 24-hours a day for maximum breakthrough.

So let’s put a “success frame” around your life.

What does this success frame look like?

It looks like everyday life filtered through the lens of the Holy Spirit.

Morning and night start and end with Jesus and everything in-between is framed with His perspective.

Where confusion or anxiety defines a day, opportunity replaces it.

Stress becomes a good challenge. One you can overcome.

How do you create a success frame?

First, you decide what your mind is going to muse on and when.

For example, choose to start and end your day with specific heart rituals.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, Psalm 92:1-2 (ESV, bold italics mine).

Use the first awareness of the morning to recall all the ways God has demonstrated His love for you. You can sing praises while taking a morning shower.

You can thank Him for everything planned or unplanned in your day as you drink your morning coffee or tea.

As your eyes close for the night, you can rehearse each signal of His faithfulness in your life, including answered prayer and the fulfillment of His promises.

Even the little things like a place to hang your bath towel or the slippers you put on when you sat by the fireplace are signs of His faithfulness.

Supernatural prescription glasses

Secondly, wear “God’s Perspective” prescription glasses during the hours between your morning and night heart rituals.

These glasses are specifically designed for you by the Lord according to your life experiences, needs, AND His Word.

(They look fantastic when worn with the armor of God.)

Whatever you encounter something emotionally, mentally, or physically uncomfortable, you discussed it with Jesus immediately. Even if it is only a quick message of “Help, I need Your input!”

(You do this already. It’s known as prayer.)

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. – Corrie Ten Boom

If you’ve invested in the fancy-dancy God’s Perspective glasses by spending time in His Word along with prayer, the clarity you need becomes sharp and actionable.

And THAT’S how you frame your day for success.



Interested in more creative ways to frame your day? Check out:

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Laurie Mondeau

    Love this! Thanks Susan 💝

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You’re welcome, Laurie. So glad it helped. I think of you often as I remember the load you shouldered caring for others. You are an amazing woman. Hugs!

  2. Alison Reynolds

    Awesome advice and great timing as we get ready to leave for a missions trip to the Philipines! Thank you Susan!!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      How exciting. I’ll be praying for you guys, Alison!

  3. Alison Reynolds

    You always have such practical advice with big spiritual ramifications!

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