Picture a coffee commercial. You are portrayed as a disheveled grump, with no energy before you have your first cup of coffee. Then one cup later you are full of vim and vigor, eager to get out there and make a difference in the world.

TV would have you believe a lot of things, especially if it results in you buying their product. I like coffee as much as the next guy. It’s only recently that I’ve discovered you can get the same benefit for free.

Free coffee for life?…. Where do I sign up?

Waking up eager is just a natural by product of knowing your God-given purpose in life.

Maybe it’s hard for you shake the image of the semi-sleepy slow start to each day. It is not a physiological phenomenon, it is a psychological one. There are tons of examples where your psychology trumps your physiology.

When you know what you are supposed to be doing with your life to please God by fulfilling His purpose for creating you, you can’t wait to get started. It’s not hard to get kids to wake up on Christmas morning, is it? That’s because they are eager to see what’s coming in the morning.

Knowing your purpose can make every morning like that.

Here’s a tip to help overcome the habit of waking up without having your purpose as the first thing on your mind. Go to bed thinking about it. It’s that simple. Just imagine the lives you’ll touch, or whatever it is that your gifting leads you to do.

Now that I’ve posted this as the first thing I did upon waking up, I think I’ll go make some coffee.