I’ve been away way too long! I have returned with a simple message. My time away from blogging has allowed me to form the next series of messages, I’m excited to post them in the next few weeks, Anyway, here is the message for today.
So I’ve had one if those weeks where one verse in the bible I casually skimmed past, popped up a number of times in general conversation and train of thought. There was one day of lectures when as a whole year group of second year pharmacy students we were ALL tired. Half the group didn’t show up and the ones who were they were fighting the sleep….. I didn’t think nothing of it at the time.
Yesterday morning I was reminded of psalm 127:
‘ In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.’
Then I watched a video this morning and this verse pops up again, the video emphasised the point that when you are sleeping God is still working.
It’s a given that we always want to feel like we are doing something in order to reach our goals. This student life seems to offer us endless late nights and there’s always a constraint on time.
Hey, did you know that your sleep allows God to work? That means your out of the equation for a few hours. Your the one who’s trying to gain control, running around worrying. As a result your hindering Holy Spirit from leading you. Sleep is good. If your tired go and rest. Your efforts are in vain if you try and do things tired.
My advice: Go, pray that God gives your true rest. Then go sleep. When you wake up, trust me you’ll be much better.
Proverbs 3: 21
‘My Son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down your sleep will be sweet’.
This verse adds to the importance of living from a place of rest and trusting God. Preserving sound judgement in the context I’m addressing, means we have to be wise about what and when we choose to work. Especially as students, degrees are not easy, we know this! So why let this degree run you down?
When we look after ourselves properly and know our own limits, we live in balance.
I’m that person who my friends will tell me: ‘Gina go and sleep!’. Here’s me saying I’m not tired but it’s very obvious. I can get agitated when I know everyone is working in the time I am sleeping ( I know, it got that deep).
So I had to take the weekend out to go home, back to my family and tell myself to relax.
I felt restored when I came back. I have had such a great sleep and it has allowed me to even blog this morning!Have you ever had those times when you are doing something and you wake up 10 – 20 minutes later, not even knowing you fell asleep? That’s me everyday. If that’s you too, we need some shut eye!
Scheduled nap times are good to have! Let’s be wise about it. Of course don’t use this as an excuse to stay in bed all day ( trust me I want to) but we if we feel good we will be good during the day.
Our bodies need it.
God wants us in the best working condition so He can work through, with, for, around and alongside us (I think that covers all directions lol).
Have blessed week.
Those who live wise x
Gina 🙂 x