Confessions of a (Married) Night Owl

Happy Thursday!!!

So I have a confession to make…I’m a night owl.

Personally I had always been fine with that. I’d stay up into the wee hours of the morning watching movies and then sleep until noon, sometimes 1pm. Upon awakening I would lounge in the bed, eventually get something to eat, do what I needed to do then start the same routine all over again. Ahh the life! Or so I thought.

Fast forward to 2008. God blessed me to marry one of the greatest men in the world. He’s everything I never knew wanted. I say this because I hadn’t planned on being married, but thank God that He sees and knows what is best for us, even when we think we got it all together.
Again he’s a great husband and father. He’s as handsome as can be and he loves the Lord with his whole being. The only issue I have with him is that he’s…a morning person. Ugh!!!!
Yes, he wakes up, opens every blind and even sings and plays music on some mornings. In fact there are times he will start his own personal worship service just three feet away from the bed. It can be a nightmare.

While he’s doing all of that I’m just getting ready to turn over for my next round of snoozing. From my haze I here, “Babe are you awake?” I want to scream NOOOOOOOOO!!! In fact, I’ve done that a few times. Lord forgive me.

But lately I’ve been feeling an urge from God to change my sleep pattern.

I’m fighting that.

I’m wondering why my husband won’t just change his pattern or why he won’t just get his own breakfast and just let me sleep.

But the scripture tells me why.

I say all this to say, that no matter how many adjustments our spouse makes for us, we should be considerate and not just insist we get it all our way.

Like my Pastor says, when you get married you trade in the I for us and what you use to do when you were single, you can no longer continue to do when you’re married.

We live in a world where it’s all about doing what makes us feel good; but as a Christian and one that wants to be led by God, that logic can have no place in our homes.

I also realize that when I put my spouse first, the day not only goes better, but I since that we are experiencing another level of intimacy that goes well beyond the bedroom.

Is God offering you a better way of doing things in your household? One that could bring greater satisfaction, closeness or fulfillment?

Maybe God is calling you to a more intimate relationship with Him and you’re fighting it; wondering why you have to do certain things in order to achieve greater.

Well you do. So just surrender to His will and do everything He is telling you to do. Don’t miss your opportunity. I certainly don’t plan to miss mine.

It all may feel like a lot of work…like maintaining a normal (sleep) schedule…but I believe that it will be well worth it in the end. I’ve learned over the years that surrender advances, so Lord I surrender all!

Here’s To Your (Spiritual) Health!!!

Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
Categories: The Health Segment | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Confessions of a (Married) Night Owl

  1. Jamie Smith

    Great article and transparency.

  2. SONYA

    Great Blog, I am single but I did enjoy reading your article.

    • Hello Sonya,

      Thank you!

      I’m speaking from what I’m experiencing in my marriage, but God may be calling you to do something that you’re finding difficult to do. Trust the process because Gods word is never random.

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