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There are a few precious people out there that are morning people. They wake up at 4 a.m. every day, jump out of bed and hit the ground running. These people are awesome at a lot of things, including annoying the stuffing out of those who are not. The truth is, we’re jealous of them. I wish I were the kind of guy who had the energy of a two month old Jack Russell Terrier puppy, bouncing off the walls and leaving a path of destruction (in a positive way, of all the things that I need to do on my schedule) in my wake.
I’m not that guy. I will most likely never consistently be that guy. I’ve been what experts call a “sleepyhead” since I was a young boy.
I don’t think I’m alone when I say that sleep is a killer on both ends of the spectrum, morning and night, when we want to wake up and when we want to go to sleep.
What I’ve found is that the solution is much more in my heart and in my head than it is in my sagging old bones. If I am trusting in God’s Spirit that I can put Him on the schedule first thing in the morning, then it is much easier for me to determine to follow through with what I have set before me, which is an early devotional time where I read, journal and pray.
This is one of the hardest distractions for me to personally overcome, mostly because I’ve gotten really good at making excuses for sleep over the course of my life, but this is a time for putting childish things behind me and moving on to better things!
Days they force you
Back under those covers
Lazy mornings they multiply
But glory’s waiting
Outside your window
So wake on up from your slumber
And open up your eyes
NEEDTOBREATHE – “Slumber”