Sleep Crazy

I’m one of those people….you know the ones who don’t sleep well? Yea, that’s me! That’s my big whine when I complain about having to get up early and go to school. I don’t get enough sleep. Last night, I went to bed around 10:00pm. By 11:00 I was thinking I am so sleepy….but my husband had come to bed and instantly zonked out. So, what’s the big deal? HE WAS SNORING!!!

I almost recorded the noises he was blasting through his head cavity! Dude was snorting, honking & even whistling….WITH HIS NOSE!!! It was like something out of a comedy movie. Except, I wasn’t laughing! Clearly, he was having some sinus/head cold issues….so I carried on with my mission of trying to fall asleep! Afterall, I had school to look forward to! 🙂

I tossed. I turned. I prayed. I thought. I tossed to the other side. Then repeated the process until after 2:00am! It was madness!

I’ve shared before that when I can’t sleep, my mind starts to wander. Really wander! Satan takes it upon himself to turn my brain into his playground. Every scary thought or fear comes to the forefront of my mind and I start dwelling on it. Then, I realize what’s happening and capture my thoughts and give them to Christ. Back and forth this goes on. Sorry, Lord!

I wonder how many other people go through this? I know I’m not special in my unique abilities to stay up all night when I need to be resting up for a work day. But how many of you are like me in that satan takes his jabs at you when you are tired and weak? Does he play with your thoughts and fill you with unmentionable fear? Paralyzing you into his game? If so, what do you do? How do you combat him?

Here’s what I do to defeat the enemy when he prowls around.

–Quote scripture
–Rebuke him & the thoughts he’s filling me with
–Pray more
–Speak positive to my mind and thinking
–Trust God

Tonight is Friday night…..we’re going to a friends for dinner and more car repairs. I have a hunch that by 9:30pm I’ll be using toothpicks to hold my eyes open. Cause…you know, I don’t HAVE to get up at 6:30am the next day! Darn it!
Have a great weekend, friends!

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Cor. 10:5

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