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Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

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Lamica A. Burnett
Lamica A. Burnett
An aspiring author and new blogger, Lamica Burnett is a mother of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 21 years. She’s been journaling since age 6 and accepted Christ at age 18. An accountant by profession, Lamica is obsessed with beautiful stationery and all things paper.

I overslept the other day. Not because I was exhausted from the night before, but because I was comfortable.

When the alarm clock rang, I immediately hit the snooze button and began to silently pray.  As I thanked God for a peaceful night’s rest, I became keenly aware of my plush pillow.  Yes, Lord, thank you for this bed!  I gently shifted my body beneath my fluffy bed sheets, and at that moment, I could feel the mattress caress me as I pulled the comforter over my head.

It wasn’t long before my silent prayer turned into a loud slumber!   I allowed the warmth of my bed to lull me back to sleep.  In the back of my mind, I knew I had a schedule for the day, but I allowed the coziness of my surroundings to take me off course before my feet even hit the floor.

When You Snooze, You Lose.

get your restWhen I reflected on it later in the day, I realized that I got off track when I made the decision to hit the snooze button. The snooze button made me feel like I had more time. I mistakenly thought that I could put off taking action without consequence.  How wrong was I?

The entire course of my day was thrown off because I chose to be comfortable.  I even missed the call of one of my sisters in need because I was out of place.

I learned a powerful lesson that day. In my stall, I missed an opportunity to be a blessing to someone else. I realized that when I am out of place, others are affected.

I then thought about other areas in my life where I had made excuses for not obeying the promptings for action that God had placed in my heart. For a long time, I knew that I needed to share my writings, but I made excuses. I told myself I’m not ready yet, that I was too busy with my job, that I didn’t have time to write because my family needed me.

I realized that for a long time, I was hitting the snooze button on my dreams because I was operating in fear.  I was afraid that people wouldn’t like my writings and afraid of being judged for my story.

So, What’s the Play Call?

It’s Time to Get Up and Show Up!

I now realize that answering God’s call in obedience allows me to be a blessing to others.  Using the gifts He has placed in me brings Him glory! Obedience will always allow me to position myself for God’s best.

So, Teammates, please be encouraged to move from your place of comfort to a place of action. The body of Christ desperately needs you to serve with the greatness He has already placed inside of you.

Resist the snooze button. Release the blanket of comfort and embrace your greatness!

The body of Christ is waiting (Ephesians 4:16).

 

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Nneka
Nneka
4 years ago

I too am guilty of the hitting the snooze button. When I do, my day is off track and so is my attitude. I begin to lash out at people when things are not in order and rush to make up for lost time. Great message, keep them coming. I’m so glad you did not push the snooze today.

Tay Kearney
4 years ago

That was awesome!!!! You truly opened my eyes!!!! No more hitting the snooze button!!!! #TGBTG

LaDonna Allen
LaDonna Allen
4 years ago

Beautiful spoken words of encouragement!!!!!

Alecia White
Alecia White
2 years ago

This was for me! #nomoresnooze

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