The Temptation to Sleep

The Temptation to Sleep

“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:5,6 Today I’m sharing an excellent metaphor for life. The thing that wants to kill and destroy us is the “falling asleep-ness” of life. Taking a good nap or resting is not what I mean. Napping and rest are Christ-like and we can share that principle with others! What I’m referring to is quitting, giving up, and not pressing on. You have to resist the temptation to “throw in the towel” because pain is a part of your existence and it actually expands your life and your world. Digging deeper into this metaphor is the phenomenon of the “Mount Everest Nap,” which is the dangerous temptation

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