Sleep Deprived

I’m so tired today. In fact, I feel I’m tired everyday.

Some of the reason I’m tired is not my fault. With a baby who still wakes at least 2-3 times a night, I haven’t slept the whole way through the night for over seven months. And that’s not including the sleepless nights I had in the late stages of pregnancy. He’s now decided that it’s ok to wake up before 6am and he’s ready to party. Needless to say at this time of the morning, I am not!

Part of the reason I’m tired may be slightly self-inflicted. My husband and I have got addicted to an old TV series that we’re currently binge watching each night. Each episode is quite short but we’ll get to the end of one show and one of us will convincingly say, “Just one more.”

Why is it that in the morning I just want to stay in bed but when it gets to the evening I seem to do everything in my power to stay out of it?! I know what the right thing to do is, I just can’t seem to make the good choices when it counts!

This can be true in a number of areas of our lives. Even in our faith. We often know the best way to live, but when it comes to making the best choices we often choose another way.

God gives us so much guidance in the Bible. He gives us practical advice as well as overall wisdom. But it all comes down to us making our own decision. Do we heed His advice and do what we know is best? Or do we follow our own gut and choose for our own benefit?

I hope I’m making wiser spiritual decisions than I’m making sleep decisions! Because if we choose poorly when it comes to our walk with God then our life is much poorer for it. Even worse than being sleep deprived! If we are God-deprived in our lives then it affects everything we do.

Jesus came so that we would have life and have it abundantly (John 10.10). It’s up to us whether we take up that life or not.

Lord, thank You for always offering Yourself to us. May we never take You for granted but know You are the best choice we can make. Amen.

How God-deprived is your life at the moment?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.