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A Christ-Centered Morning Formula to Start Your Day

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Our Five-C Morning Formula

Our Five-C Morning Formula provides an effective structure for focusing on Christ at the start of the day. This type of morning focus helps you put every thought, idea and reaction in its proper place throughout your day.

In this Five-C formula, it’s essential to start with CENTERING and end with CONSUMING, BUT DON’T BE CONSUMED.

By consuming, I mean paying attention to what is happening in the world-at-large and the world around you without internationalizing these things. Never internalize what is happening around you. Instead, internalize Christ-centered, biblically-sound wisdom only and deal with outside elements as appropriate. ~ TC

The order of the middle three elements of our “Five C Christ-Centered Morning Formula” is up to you. Keep it the same day-to-day, or change it up from time to time. Let this formula and the structure it creates help you become anchored in Christ-centered, biblically-sound truth, while you fly in your business and career with possibility.

CENTER.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you and watch expectantly. Psalm 5:3

Do what is necessary to center yourself before you get out of bed. Continue the centering process by being intentional about the first things you do to start your day after your feet hit the ground . I suggest starting your day by giving thanks and asking for guidance. Use the scriptures above as inspiration in uncovering your own anchor wisdom from the Bible.

CLEAR.

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2

Do what is necessary to (1) clear your mind of useless information from the past; (2) focus on what’s essential for the day; and, (3) prepare to be the best version of yourself that day. The process of getting clear can be activated by exercise, prayer, meditation, or a combination of these things and others.

CREATE.

[A]nd he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— Exodus 35:31

Founders, leaders, and creators were created to create, and so we create. 🙂 Once you are centered and clear, it’s time to create. Invest time during your morning routine creating something that serves and will last.

CONNECT.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

As humans, we are designed to be relational. Unfortunately, the busyness of Work and life can make it challenging to stay connected to those we love. Carve out a few minutes of your morning to write a note, send an email, or a mail card to connect with someone you care about.

CONSUME, BUT DO NOT BE CONSUMED.

Do not be consumed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Now that you’ve taken time to get centered, focused, and clear – and you’ve given the first fruits of your day to God and those you care about, you are ready to head into the world of business. You’ve done your part to prepare yourself for a day filled with designing, building, and maintaining cultures that generate substantial wealth by creating value for people, in a manner that makes Jesus known. So, go out and do it.


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