Hey loves! So what were you doing just 30 seconds ago before you started reading this? Were you checking emails? Were you cleaning? Were you working? Were you exercising? Were you eating lunch? Whatever you were doing, were you enjoying it??
So often I find myself mindlessly or reluctantly going about my daily tasks. I’ll often do things with the mentality, “Here we go again…” Getting dressed feels like a chore. Cooking is like pulling teeth. My routine seems dull and lifeless. But what if I changed my mindset from a “Have To” mindset to a “Get To” mindset??
What if instead of saying, “I have to get ready for work,” I said to myself, “I get to get ready for work!”
What if instead of saying, “I have to work-out now,” I said to myself, “I get to work-out now!”
What if instead of saying, “I have to choose healthy food for lunch,” I said to myself, “I get to choose healthy food for lunch!”
Do you see what that does?? It totally transforms my perspective! It shifts me from focusing on the negative in every situation to the blessing in every situation! It shifts me from a heart of entitlement to a heart of thanksgiving!
When I say, “I have to get ready for work,” I am totally taking for granted so many of the amazing blessings God has given me! “I get to get ready for work,” reminds me that God has provided me with an amazing job, that He’s never failed to provide for me, and that He’s given me gifts and abilities that I get to use to help others!
When I say, “I have to work-out now,” I’m only focused on the momentary physical discomfort of exercising. But when I say, “I get to work-out now,” I’m reminded that God has blessed me with a beautiful body with arms and legs that work! I’m reminded that my body is the temple of His Holy Spirit! I’m reminded that every time I exercise, He blesses me with increased energy!
So what were you doing right before reading this? Was it something you felt you had to do? Take a moment right now and transform that “Have To” into a “Get To!” Write down 5 things you always feel like you have to do. Then rewrite them into get to’s and discover the hidden blessings in all your daily tasks!
When you begin to work-out and eat healthily out of a “Get To” mindset, it’s a game-changer!!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:17
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. -John 10:10
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. -James 1:17