Wake Up Call: A little zzzzzzzz and poverty pops up like Tadaaaaaa!
So I got a new job.
It’s on the Island.
Meaning I have to sleep for fewer hours every night. In order to wake up about 2 hours earlier than I normally do. So I don’t get to spend hours in traffic. And I can get to work early.
For someone who is a certified, professional late-comer, this is a big change for me.
Along with other much bigger changes like a change of job, a change of industry, a change of career path and a change of house.
A whole lot has happened in the last two months. Lots of life lessons learned. Too much to pour out in just one post. So I’ll be breaking them down in bits across several posts.
After the alarm went off at 5 am, I battled with sleep for a few more minutes. It was like the noise woke me when the sleep was at its sweetest.
With my eyes half closed, I picked up my phone to sleepily read my daily devotion on the YouVersion Bible app. (You should check it out, it’s really cool)
That mornings’ reading was the book of Proverbs chapter 6. I got to verse 4 which said;
Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids… (Proverbs 6:4 NIV)
My eyes opened up a bit.
Were ‘they’ talking to me?
I continued reading;
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? (Proverbs 5:4-9 NIV)
My eyes popped open.
‘They’ were talking to me!
Na me be sluggard this early morning so oh!
I continued reading;
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. (Proverbs 6:10-11 NIV)
The sleep cleared from my eyes fiam!
A little sleep, a little slumber – BAAAM! Poverty!
I had just gotten the alarm I needed to wake me up every morning. A word far more effective than the loudest alarm.
The next time you find yourself grouchy about waking up early in the morning, I hope you remember these verses and jump out of bed.
See you tomorrow for our post on hustling.