As I climbed into bed last night, exhausted, I found myself tossing and turning. For. Hours. I hate when that happens and this week, it has been more than a lot.
I’m wiped out and yet can’t sleep. It’s during these restless hours that God seems to speak to me most. It’s when my best writing seems to start too. When I ignore the things He’s writing in my head, assuming I will remember it all in the morning, is when I wake up and can’t remember all those little precious details.
There’s a lesson here. When God starts to write on your heart, it’s not wise to ignore Him. He whispers in our ears and hearts and we should be quick to listen. Slow to tell Him we are too tired and want to sleep instead.
When we finally allow ourselves to get quiet, is when God’s voice can really be heard. I don’t have much quiet time so when it’s finally time for bed, I can finally listen to the voice that has been whispering my name all day long.
He calls us to come to Him. How often do you say, “Just a minute” or “I’ll do it later” or “I’m too tired, we’ll do it tomorrow”?
How many times do we do this with everything? I have been doing this for years now, especially when it comes to my own health. Only now that something is seriously wrong, will I finally open my eyes and do what I have known needs to be done.
The old saying, “Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today” is wise counsel. Why indeed. Why not call that friend you’ve been meaning to call? Why not start praying every night at the dinner table? Why not start searching for the right church now? Why not start taking better care of your body now? Why?
Give yourself a gift this Christmas and do something you’ve been putting off. I can’t take back the damage done to my own body (and may have happened anyway) but I can now take proper care of myself and give myself a great gift, while also gifting my family by being healthy.
When God speaks. Listen. I have never regretted it and am often left with the feelings of “Wow, God! You are indeed amazing!” and the, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”