Wake up on Time and Still be Late
When Holy Spirit wakes me up on time but I insist on getting just a little bit more sleep. Aaannnd I’m late, again!
This morning it happened again. My alarm went off at 6:30. I fell asleep without hitting the snooze button. Woke up at 7:30. Still not late but now I have to hurry. Fiddle with my phone and finally at 7:45 I step into the shower with a sleepy 3-year old who doesn’t want to shower cause he’s not stinky.. Bruh! Now we’re rushing to get to his pre-school (across the street!) on time, and I’m wondering why I do this over and over again?!
Some mornings I’m like Spongebob, ready to GO GO GO!! I wake up on time to have my morning prayer and devotion. I work out, make breakfast, everything is going sauvemente. My son is like “Hello good morning sweet mother! Why yes I would love to shower, and of course I’ll eat my breakfast like the champ I am”. And then there are these days. Slow but rushed mornings with lots of fidgeting and whining. “Iiew this porridge is tasteless, there’s no honey in this.. I want my ultra sweet cerealll!!!”
Riding my bike to the grocery store, and the sentence “Wake up on time and still be late” floats through my mind. I realize this waking up is a spiritual awakening I’m putting off. Just like Jonah I don’t want to go to Nineveh, but unlike Jonah I don’t want to end up in the belly of the wale. We all live in a wicked world where Satan doesn’t sleep, yet here we as Christians are snoozing away.
But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your God!” — Jonah 1:5–6)
Am I even aware of the calamity urging me to get on my knees to encounter God? He wants to form a relationship with me, but I’ve become so satisfied with what I have. By doing so I’m distancing myself from His presence, and I’m delaying the works that need to be done.
Home, I call my mother to discuss the matter. She had been studying the same thing this morning! Especially about stifling the Holy Spirit, how the things we (don’t) do affect our walk with God. Now I really know He means business!
Sooooo.. In conclusion I’ve decided to challenge myself to wake up on time physically. And to stay awake spiritually. This time I’m not even thinking “let’s see how that goes”. This time I’m motivated, seen how God has been calling me for the past few months. Me not committing and surrendering to His Will has mainly to do with my laziness, and my hidden reluctance to comply.
We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. — Hebrews 2:1
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. — 1 Peter 4:7–8
I KNOW I’m not alone in this. Share with me your struggle and the way you’ve overcome the habit of snoozing and losing!
God bless! Love, Amanda ;)