It wasn't until I was doing a devotional book, and one of the chapter was about how we always seem to be "too busy" in our lives. The point was that we are rushing about life and seem to have so much to do, but are those things we "have to do" the things that God wants us to be doing.
On those days that I rushed around trying to catch up with my day, I would try to squeeze in my devotions and time with the Lord, and sometimes it would stress me out all the things that I still had to do. Did I have time to sit down and read my Bible for a while? What wouldn't get done because I stopped to do that? I still needed to run to the grocery store, and make sure we don't get behind on laundry, and dishes, and take care of the kids, and help that friend that I said I'd help... etc.
While all of those are good and important things, the top of God's "to do" list for me was to spend time with Him. So I had to make a change. Once I realized that, getting up early in the morning became a priority. When I get up and spend some quiet time with Him, It's amazing how different the day goes. I can be up and get my coffee and sit in my corner on the couch with God's Word. There's time to spend time with Him, pray, and even stare at a wall and collect my thoughts before the kids wake up!
When I can greet them as they get up instead of them greeting me when I wake up it makes it a lot easier to be a nice, happy momma in the mornings. Don't judge me, because I'm sure if you woke up with a little face about an inch from yours yelling, "momma, I need muffins and strawberry milk!!!" you don't get up with the happiest attitude either.
It's a reality, people...
Don't get me wrong, there are still those mornings, but I've learned that having that coffee in my corner with Him is an absolute necessity to survival! Should be a no-brainer, but sometimes we like to do things the hard way. So, do you have a "coffee corner" spot?