Sweet Sleep

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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….

Proverbs 6:10-11

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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12 thoughts on “Sweet Sleep

  1. Olajide July 2, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Inspiring. Well, personally I quiz myself. Where is my motivation? When I feel I’ve lost my drive, sense of responsibility this I remember every time I experience such. Someone once said motivation don’t last but sincerely its a daily medication. With respect to what I must do I try to stay motivated at them. We are at constant battle with our body and its our number one enemy because it knows how to get whatever it wants from us. Its not healthy both for our spirit and soul. Matthew 13:25. The truth is sleep takes a lot from us and and most times questions our discipline. So we have to start fighting and start winning. Thanks for reminding us.

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    • Folasade July 2, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts😉

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  2. Esene ThankGod Oyakhilomen July 2, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    That’s right Sade, very right. Self control and discipline are needed still, in these times we live in. We must develop the mentality of the militant believer, the believer who understands the constant battle between light and darkness, Christ has overcome for us and we must maintain our Liberty In Christ. We must also keep asking the Lord for strength and wisdom. Thanks again Sade.

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    • Folasade July 3, 2016 / 3:15 am

      #Militant beliver…i like that one. Thanks for sharing😊

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  3. deleoabs1@gmail.com July 3, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Creativity and inspiration comes from God. You can find inspiration in your bible.

    Sent from my iPhone by Dele Olanubi

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  4. Beckley Emmanuel July 4, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I can totally relate to this, and I was really thinking and searching myself, and I realized how much the “sweet sleep” has costed me so many important things, it’s time for a change, God bless you for this wonderful article…. God bless you

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    • Folasade July 4, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      I’m glad you could apply this to yourself. As you fight for change, remember even if u fail once, dont stop. We are a family of victorious people. So fight, and fight and keep fighting. 👊👊👊

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  5. Aymee July 6, 2016 / 6:33 am

    Glad u put this up😆….thought I was the only one facing the same challenge😦. Had to keep searching for what was missing, and I realised all I needed to do was talk to God about it 🙏and patiently wait for Him to give me a new strategy 💭and it worked🎉🎉. It may not be totally perfect but it’s totally better than it was previously💃

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    • Folasade July 6, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Aww, I’m so glad to hear this. Keep fighting and trusting Him. Even when it seems you aren’t winning. We are always victorious😊

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  6. mjay August 9, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I finally had time to read ur articles…I must say I’m touched. Sometimes, we want to do somethings and we know that its wrong, but we can’t just stop ourselves anyway. There’s an exam to prepare for next week and u know u av a lot to cover, but u wanna sleep, watch one interesting series u’ve bin fflg, or even want to party. Discipline comes in here as we have to set our priorities right.
    Proverbs 20:13 says, do not love sleep or you will grow poor, stay awake and U’ll av fud to spare. Like u said, it isn’t only sleep. It cud even b our cravings for fud or our unbridled tongue or anything DT pulls us from d will of God. We have to constantly ask for God’s help as we discipline our flesh. Thanks.

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    • Folasade August 9, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Thanks mjay

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