It was Sunday morning. Beep. Beep. Beep. The alarm was just out of my reach. I do this so I won’t just smack it and go back to sleep. My hubby comes in and says, “Honey…your alarm has been going off for the last 5 minutes.”
I emit some sound back to him, probably not unlike a bear just awakening from hibernation. After a few grunts and groans, I finally manage to formulate a sentence.”What time is it?”
“7:30…remember the time change?” he says all chipper and wide awake. Being quick at the comebacks, I grunt, “Oh, yeah.” Putting two words together, can be a challenge early in the morning!
“C’mon, babe. We need to get ready for church.” At this point, I’m just thinking about ways that I can streamline the morning’s activities just to catch just a couple more winks. Maybe I can go without breakfast…or not take a shower… No. Since I’m going to be around people, the latter wouldn’t be a good option. So, I drag myself out of bed, find coffee and get on with my day.
Now, you’d think by Tuesday I’d be adjusted to the change in time. Nope. The alarm goes off again this morning and my brain says, “It’s time rise and shine!” My body says, “Five more minutes, Mom!” I don’t know about you, but that one hour difference in time really messes with my body clock for a few days. On the other hand…it takes me no time, getting used to the extra hour in the fall. If only we didn’t have to give it back in the spring!
Anyway, all of this changing has made me think about routines that we have and how difficult change can be. We tend to be so busy…well, being busy. While some routines are good, I think that they can also be confining. If our lives are so structured, how can we make room for something new that God has for us? So this time change, I’m going to take time for change. I’m going to take time to listen to the Holy Spirit more and to be open to those things that God wants to change in my life.
Are you ready for change?
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