Today is one of those days when I have no idea what to write about but I want to write something anyway. So here I am trying to awaken my creativity. I hope it responds.
Hmm…Talking about awakening 😆 (a light bulb just came on!). Have you ever had trouble waking up or maybe getting up from bed after you’ve woken up? When the weather is so cool and the sleep is incredible sweet and all you want to do is tuck the covers more tightly around yourself, but you know its morning and there’s alot to be done plus your wicked alarm is still ringing loudly even though you’ve put it off twice! Well I think you know what I’m talking about.
Some days I literally have to roll off my bed to the floor, because otherwise, there’s just no will to get up. Sleep is sweeeeet o! Sometimes too sweet for our own good.
I used to be an early-riser, very disciplined about it too, but alas recently my biological clock seems to have gone haywire and I can hardly pull myself out of bed, when I eventually do, I have to ‘rush-pray’ in a semi-comatose state, then I’m reading my bible in that same state and I see “Jesus spoke to his daughters……” no that doesn’t sound right, I try to rub the sleep off my eyes and I realise I had read disciples as daughters! I knew something was really wrong.
It had been like this for a few weeks but one morning I rememberd….
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.
What was sweet sleep costing me? What is it costing you? My inability to wake up in time (even when I sleep on time) was costing me precious times of (awake and alert) fellowship with my father in the mornings and I missed that terribly. So I got angry. This has to change 😠! Apostle Paul (my big brother 😊) said….
1st Corinthians 9:27
But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service]. Amplified
Truth is our bodies want to do things that are unhealthy for our souls and spirits, and often times it is just easier to let the body win. its easier, yes, but wise? no. That’s why I had to fight.
So first and first I asked my father for wisdom and strength (time for some boxing👊) then I strategised (what to start doing and what to stop) and now I execute my plan daily. I haven’t succeded to win the battle against the sweet invitation my bed offers, every morning, but the days that I do, I feel like a champ 💪. So I’m going to keep fighting and winning because that’s how we are in my family (the Jesus’ family) we always win!
So it may be sleep, or maybe something else, but whatever it is that threatens the health of you spirit and soul. Fight it! Why? Because you can, beacause no one will fight it on you behalf (not even God), and because in the end what really matters is the health of your soul. This body has an expiry date. The soul doesn’t.
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