The school year is in full swing, the clocks are set back, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and I’m still having trouble staying awake. You see, I fell into the habit of sleeping in over summer break and now that school is back, I have to break that habit.
My family and I have waited for the time change to begin in order to correct our schedule, and now that it’s here… well, we have no more excuse. As a result, I’ve been going to bed earlier and waking up to the sound of my blaring alarm block. I’m not too fond of that alarm clock. It beeps something horrid and even puts me on edge some mornings as it broadcasts its wake up call. It’s a bellowing call to action, but I think I’d rather stay here in the warmth and comfort of my bed…
Of course, give it a week or so and I’ll be used to this new schedule. I won’t groan nearly as loud when the alarm sounds and, if I’m lucky, I may even get back to jumping right out of bed the moment the beeping begins and save myself the trouble of debating my situation.
My Other Alarm Clock –
That isn’t the only alarm clock that’s gone off in my life, though. The second is the wake up call of the truth of God’s Word being revealed to my heart. You see, this wake up call has found me in the warmth and comfort of my own desires and just like with my actual alarm clock, I’ve been tempted to press that all-too-convenient snooze button and continue on in my own way.
But as I lay here and listen to the undeniable truth, I know that I cannot remain in “bed.” I have to let go of my comfort and rise to meet the wake up call of my Savior. It’s time for action. I know what I have to do. His words still ring in my mind. “Follow me.”