What keeps you awake at night? What’s that thing you’re so passionate about that sleep escapes you? What’s the first thing on your mind when you wake up at the crack of dawn? What’s the last thing on your mind when you hit the sack? What’s that thing that gets your juices flowing and your heart pumping when you think about it?
You’ll get different responses depending on who you ask. For some people it’s becoming successful & making lots of money. To others it’s being popular and everybody knowing who they are. Some wake up every day motivated by changing the lives of others, very unselfish of them. And others are motivated by becoming better looking, or getting that partner who’s good looking to boost their self-image or self-esteem. So this is my question to you:
What keeps you awake at night? What’s gives you life when you think about it?
Here’s a story about a guy who was so passionate about a cause that he couldn’t sleep. He thought about it day and night, sun rise to sun set. His heart was fired up for something and it became impossible to sleep.
“Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house,
Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
I will not give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,
Until I find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” – Psalms 132: 3 – 5(NKJV)
David was a King in Israel living as he put it himself “in a cedar-paneled home” while the Ark of the covenant, which signified God’s presence “was out there in a tent”. David was not ok with God’s Ark of the Covenant being out there in a tent, while he was living comfortably in his palace. This bothered him and he couldn’t sleep as we see in Psalms 132.
No wonder God said David was a man after his own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
So let me ask you again. What keeps you awake at night? What is that thing that you are so passionate about that sleep escapes you?
Is it earthly and material things that never satisfy? Is it power, fame & popularity that will never quench your thirst? Or are you like David consumed with a desire to Honor God in your life?
May it be the latter!
Lord I have not desired to Honor you in my life to the point where I am losing sleep. God I have been complacent and comfortable, that I have neglecting seeking your kingdom first. Father I ask that you would change my desires and that my priority would be to Honor and Glorify you in my body, my words, my actions, and in every situation. I want to be consumed by a passion for your kingdom and your Glory! In Jesus’ name! Amen