Tip #8: Surround Yourself with Support

As I shared in our in(RL) HelloMornings video, I tried (unsuccessfully) for years to get up early to spend time with God.

I made it up for a few days, weeks, or even a month; but it never stuck. Today’s tip continues to be transformational for me, in meeting my morning goals.

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Surround Yourself with Support

This is what the HelloMornings challenge is all about; providing a group of like-minded friends who are running in the same direction as you. 

The accountability and encouragement of the HelloMornings community has pushed me toward goals I thought I might never meet.

God has created us for community—to spur each other on—yet it is not often that that these people simply drop into our laps. We much be proactive to find the community we need.

So, if you haven’t already, we would love for you to join our community! Group registration is open until Wednesday.

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Have you experienced the synergy of being part of a specific community like HelloMornings? If not, what keeps you from “diving in”? Let us know in the comments.

This is Tip #8 of 15 Transformational Tips for the Night Owl.


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See you tomorrow with tip #9!

Katie Orr

Katie Orr

Challenge Director and Executive Blog Manager
Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker. Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Auburn fan.  Katie Orr loves to equip others to walk with God for a lifetime. You can learn more about Katie and her ministry at KatieOrr.me.
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  1. Loved reading your story over at Holley Gerth’s. A dream in God’s capable hands becomes more than we can ask or imagine. Just awesome!!

  2. I feel like this is what makes the hugest difference for me in getting up early. I would not rise early if there weren’t others who I knew were there right with me, or will be asking me how my morning was.

  3. I was really looking forward to participating, but all the facebook groups are full. I don’t really use twitter. I suppose I could learn, but those groups are all full too. Not sure what to do?

  4. Elizabeth Bagnol says:

    I so get this. I’ve been trying for years to get up consistently early for my quiet time for years. Love the description of those running in the same direction us you.

  5. Awwww!!! I really, really was looking forward to this and all groups are full:( help!

    • Hi Sandra! The groups you see referred to in this post is from a past session. We are currently running several mini-challenges this month which do not require groups. Just download the Bible study guide and follow along on the blog. We start up on Monday!

  6. I’m in!!


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