That quiet time in the morning is perhaps the most precious of times. When we can focus on ourselves and our personal self-discovery. It is here before the business of the day, before the rush of constant work that we can become ourselves.
Now, that's not to say becoming a morning person is easy! I certainly stay up too late into the night, but when I awaken there is something precious in that quiet morning.
You have your tea in your hand, you're staring out the window at the new day and your mind enters this state where you contemplate all the events that may occur. It's almost like a moment frozen in time.
You haven't messed up, or made mistakes, you're just sipping your morning beverage and thinking, wondering.
And that is a beautiful thing. We too often do not take the time to really sit and think. To look inward at ourselves and discover what we desire and love.
Do yourself a favor. Just one day, wake up early before anyone else, and just ponder. Ponder in your heart all that's going on in your life.
As you ponder, also consider what you need, not just what you want. When I sit and ponder and lift up my thoughts to God, it's easy to say "this is what I want" or "I desire this today," but it's much harder to say "Lord, this what I need I think, but if I'm wrong provide what I need today."
The quiet mornings are all together too rare and precious. Seize the day, seize the moment. Your heart wants so many things in the night, but in the morning the inessential dissipates away and what's left is exactly what you need to ponder.