20 October 2010


For a few months now I have been praying that God can help me with my idleness.  I do not just sit at home and do nothing that is a far cry from my life.  I know idleness means lazy but I am lazy in one area.  My problem is that I am a late sleeper and have a hard time getting out of bed at an early hour.  I have tried so hard to get up when my husband wakes up in the morning so I can get a head start on my day.  Each day I have fallen short a lot of this need for my family. 

When I wake late I have lost hours in my day to maintain my home, time with God, and the blessings schooling is sacrificed.  I feel so rushed to get things done that sometimes I am just so overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done.  I have a to do list that seems to have more things added then crossed out.  I have poor time management skills and I am praying that God will help me through this. 

I have seen God working on me getting out of bed earlier because each morning when the alarm goes off I am up.  I could get up and start getting ready for the day but then the flesh takes over.  I always talk myself out of it and then roll over and back to sleep I go.  I mean why get up when it is still dark out and knowing that the temp is in the teens' makes me want to cuddle in my bed longer.  I do not like being idle and pray for strength to overcome this.  So this week it is my goal to be up at 0600 each morning and start my day.

 Ecclesiastes 10:18 "If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks."

This scripture is one that I will be repeating to myself all this week and this scripture will help me fight in my idleness. 



  1. I needed this post today. I have been stuggling with this for a while now. To the point it has made me very mad at myself for being so lazy.

    Thank you for sharing this verse and personnal challenge it is nice to know I am not alone.

  2. Wow. I struggle with this, too! Thank you for the verse.

  3. This is a great verse....something I think everyone struggles with. Thank you so much for linking up today....I pray you are blessed and God wakes you up...and overcomes the desire to stay in a warm comfy bed (oh, how I long to stay in bed as the weather cools off!)

  4. You can do it! I do it everyday and it is such a good time for me to get some things accomplished and have some moments to reflect. If you do it for a month straight it should become a habit that will be hard to quit. Once you get used to it you will want to do it. I know you can do it for yourself and your family!

  5. Did you get up on time this morning? :-) It takes a bit discipline to get into the routine, but you can definitely do it. First week is the hardest .... nowadays I get up even earlier than J. Crazy, isn't it?!



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