Please watch the video featuring Doug McMillan, President and CEO of Walmart.
What is your rhythm at the start of your day? How do you prepare for the stress and commitments of the oncoming day?
For Doug, the most important part of his day starts with Bible reading and prayerful reflection. Recalibrating around that moment helps keep him centered on the right values and perspective throughout the day. But notice: it doesn’t happen passively.
What do you need to do to develop a consistent rhythm that prepares you and centers you around how God is leading? Do you need to wake up a few minutes earlier? Do you need to create a place that is your “God-space”? What do you need to give up in order to create space for God?
And what during the middle of the work day? No matter how much we enjoy our work (at home or the office), each day brings new challenges and new stressors. Starting the day right—focused on God’s Word and His direction for your day—can help to mitigate the stress. Then you can honor and glorify Him with your actions and words.
Today, pray that God’s Word will live in you, through you. Ask Him to send reminders throughout the day that call you to respond in a Christ-honoring way.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” –Deuteronomy 6:4-9