The irony of waking up after 6 hours of sleep, fully refreshed and full of clarity, is not lost on me. Generally, 8 hours of mediocre sleep leaves me in need of an afternoon nap (which is kind of frowned upon while working) so I go from day to day in search of that one solid, amazing night of rest. Last night, it happened. Unexpectedly and thankfully.
I woke up at exactly 3:36am and knew I was done sleeping and ready to begin my day. The issues from yesterday were resolved and there was a peace in my soul ~ the things that have upset me or caused me worry are over because I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I am following the path that He has laid out for me. If that doesn’t sit well with someone ~ anyone ~ then so be it.
This isn’t the easy road and it comes at a cost. Opposition, even from loved ones, might be an issue. There may even be times that we want to throw in the towel because it seems like the cost is too high ~ we may consider loosening our values and conceding to pressure in order to satisfy ourselves for the moment… and though that may be the decision for many, that trap isn’t going to sway me anymore.
I’m finished making apologies and I pray I’m finished being accountable to people instead of God.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” ~Matthew 7:13-14