You ever have those mornings where waking up seems like the worst thing you could do? The alarm rings and  you just can’t get up. You think of every reason why you shouldn’t get out of bed. You calculate how many more absences you can afford in your classes, you tell yourself you just need a personal day, or maybe you give yourself no excuses. Maybe you’re like me and you are just honestly tired, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. You feel no motivation to wake up, to do this thing called life today. You just want to be left alone. You want to cry and tune our life by binge watching Netflix. Maybe you want it all to end, whatever it  is. Does this sound like you? Did you feel like that this morning? Do you feel like this most mornings? You can think about it. Or maybe you don’t want to answer or aren’t sure how to answer, so I will. I feel like this. I feel like this quite often sometimes depending on the season I am in. It’s a feeling of just defeat. I hear the alarm ring and I get angry. I don’t want to move. I don’t want to deal with life or anything that day and it is an all out fight to convince myself to wake up; even if its just to go to the bathroom.  My body is sore, there is a knot in my throat and feels like someone, something is pressing me down. In that moment, I actually feel scared. I don’t know how to explain it but I feel scared and trapped. But God! It is mornings like this that the Holy Spirit simply whispers to me:

“You have to wake up. Today you are needed. Today you will be more than ok. Wake up, you’ve been blessed with another day, another moment to bring Him glory. The devil, he sees that and isn’t happy about it. So wake up, stand, celebrate this new day bestowed upon and live Lise. Live, love, forgive, be light and goodness. That’s why you woke up today, to be light. To show up and show out for your creator. Rise Lise, don’t let the enemy win this morning. Stand, stomp on his head and remember where your strength comes from.”

That is why the enemy doesn’t want you to get up this morning. That is why he reminds you of your weaknesses, makes you feel like this is too much to bear as though you were meant to bare it alone. And that is why you have to wake up and stand this morning. It’s hard I know, but its a blessing. God woke up for a reason and you to believe that with every fiber of your being. Don’t think about the million of things on your to-do-list today. Don’t make excuses, don’t walk in defeat but breathe. Take a deep breath, wake up, and take it one step at a time. One minute at a time and remember He will never forsake you (Psalm 27:9-10) , He is your strength- all the strength you need in this life (Psalm 27:1). Do not fear but instead praise Him, put your trust in Him (Psalm 56:4). Know that you have victory over that first attack in the morning because that’s exactly what that feeling is! An Attack! So rebuke it. Get up my sister! Remember who gave you this new day in the first place. You never know what God has for you or what victory the devil is trying to keep you from. Remember: this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.







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