Choosin Faith When I Really Want To Choose Sleep

Confession…choosing a life of faith is a daily choice and some days I don’t feel like choosing faith. I feel like choosing laziness, complacency, mediocrity, and sleep.

It was difficult to leave the warmth of my bed this morning. It was difficult to open my eyes and read the words of truth and promise God’s word offers.  I really wanted to sleep for 7 more minutes (that’s how long the sleep button gives me on my alarm).

“Stay the course” were my husbands words of encouragement.

I love my morning quiet time. I love reading and learning. I love writing first thing in the morning. And yet, my flesh chick still tries to convince me that I’m better off sleeping a little longer.

I am reminded of my verse for the week.

I have said these things to you that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

I find myself feeling, this morning, like I am the part of the world God needs to overcome. I am here and I am happy to be here. I just wish sometimes, it wasn’t such a battle to choose faith. I wish the choice was always easy. I won’t be too hard on myself because I am holding on to the promise that Philippians 1:6 offers.

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in (me) will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Until another confession…

 

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