Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will
have food to spare.
Sleep is something my flesh can really use against me. A slumber can provide much needed rest for the body, but it can also be a temptation to feed ones selfishness. For me it had become a simple solution to worries and a selfish escape from dealing with the weight of responsibilities, the needs of relationships.
Proverbs 19:15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.My view of sleep has shifted from a selfish pleasure to being a physical requirement (Not to say it's not still enjoyable!). But, this shift was not as simple as telling myself to life by a new view on sleep. I have been able to experience a new life through prayer and seeking God's wisdom on how to deal with that which I was trying to escape.
Proverbs 13:4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of theThere is more to it then simply not doing whats wrong. I have been experiencing a better way to live. It has a lot to do with being passionate about life, ready to let God use you, and excited to see how God will.
diligent are fully satisfied.
Colossians 3: 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working forIt has been rewarding to be experiencing victory over this stumbling block. What this has looked like tangibly in my life is being able to arrive to class 30 minutes early and having considerably more energy during the day, even when I am consistently getting 6-7 hours of sleep. Though, I am still a work in progress. My goal is to get up at 6:00 to spend time mediating on God's word and in focused prayer.
the Lord, not for men...