Lazybones, how long will you sleep?

Are You oversleeping and wasting time?

But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit scarcity will attack you like an armed robber
Proverbs 6:9-11

For The Love Of Sleep

I like to sleep! No, I love to sleep. Waking up in the morning and then going back to sleep is divine to me. Yet I know I have to get up and go to work Monday thru Friday. And on the weekend I have to get up early before little people start asking to be fed, educated and entertained. But I won’t lie, there are times when I lay in the bed and say Lord please give me another hour. Somehow God knows what I need and as I was meditating over the book of Proverbs the Holy Spirit led me to Proverbs 6:9-11.

The Bible Is Your Blueprint

I love this verse because I believe the bible is the blueprint for our lives. Nothing strengthens my faith more than when I read the bible and find something that specifically touches the situation I am dealing with. Now when I am laying in the bed not wanting to get up the Holy Spirit reminds me of the word of God and I say to myself “Lazybones! How long will you sleep?” and then I jump out of bed because I feel like I am dishonoring God by sleeping in when I know there are things I need to do before my children arise.

Sleeping Is Not A Sin

I am not suggesting that sleeping in is a sin. I am saying I went to bed at 9:30 pm and woke up 8 hours later at 5:30am and should have had enough sleep. I am saying there are ordered steps that God has laid out for me and over-sleeping and being lazy is going to hinder me from taking those steps. This is the issue I was dealing with and I want you to know that the word of the Lord had the answer to help me eliminate my sloth.