A while back I attended a conference. This specific conference was to empower women to grow in their careers. The woman hosting the conference went up and she started talking about her relationship with God.
I was not expecting that at all given that it was a business conference. I am extremely gratefully she did because she went on and she hit a subject that had not crossed my mind.
You know those weary nights when you can’t sleep or when you wake up in the middle of the night and do whatever you can to go back to sleep but you just can’t?
There really isn’t anything on your mind, but there is something keeping you up?
Well this wonderful woman explained to us her theory of why that happens and it makes so much sense now.
I can’t remember her exact words but she said something like this, “when you can’t sleep or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep, it’s because God is either trying to talk to you, wanting you to talk to him or just simply trying to get your attention”.
Usually my first instinct when not being able to sleep is to grab my phone and scroll through the same Instagram posts over and over again. Giving my time and life to something of this world.
When instead I should probably be sitting on my bed having a conversation with God.
I have noticed that when I get too busy with life, fall out of my routines, lack making time for prayer and spending time reading the word; I constantly wake up at night or can’t fall asleep. I know now that it’s because God is trying to get my attention. He is trying to get me to be back on track.
I can’t say that I always pray when this happens. I am human and I am not perfect. BUT I know that he is waiting there for me and if at night is the only quiet time he can get from me, he will do what it takes to get that time.
It shouldn’t have to be this way, but as humans, we slip sometimes when we are too busy with life.
I just wanted to write this post to let others know this. Maybe you already knew or you had already thought of this.
I encourage you that the next time that you lay awake at night, that you remember this and take that time to just talk with God. Maybe it means you need to read the word more, maybe even just listen to some worship music and let him talk to you through it.