I like to sleep when I am having a bad day and when everything seems to be falling out of place.
Yet I wake up to face the situation. Sleeping doesn’t solve the problem. The struggles and challenges in life go beyond a bad day. Sometimes we feel as if we are in the middle of a storm. Weathering life’s storm requires action, which means sleeping amid the storm is not an option.
The sailors woke Jonah (Jonah 1:6), and the disciples woke Jesus (Luke 8:24). Sleeping is viewed as not acting or taking proper action. Jonah was awakened to find a solution to the problem, and Jesus was called to save the day.
When going through a situation which may seem difficult, the last thing we need to do is sleep. The situation may be bad, but we need to wake up and act.
Taking action requires doing a number of things such as seeking God’s help, as in Jonah’s case. We ask God for strength, wisdom, and guidance to deal with the situation.
Taking action entails identifying who we are in Christ and what God expects of us.
Taking action also means living out the power of God in each situation by acknowledging the authority of God.
Giving up, living in fear, or ignoring the situation is not the way to handle the issue. Salvation comes by calling on God, as well as speaking, meditating, and living out His word.
Don’t give up; wake up.
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