Friday, 25 November 2016

I'm ready to surrender - 25/11/16

Five Minute Friday 

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The word this week is Surrender

One of the things I sometimes find hard to surrender to is sleep.  I can often get to sleep quite easily but if anything disturbs me during the night getting back to sleep can be difficult.  I can be awake for ages, tossing and turning, wide awake.  I'll often get my ipad or even pick up my book.

When things were really bad before I gave up my very stressful job I've even been known to get up and watch TV rather than disturb my hubby with my restlessness.  I find myself wishing my brain had an off switch.

One way that has helped is talking to God in my head.  I usually try to think of the things I'm thankful for and then I start working through my family and friends talking about what they need or about the things they need help working through.

Of course that can be a very long list of people - our family is large and I've come across some wonderful people through blogging who, at times, will have mentioned situations they are going through.

I often don't get to the end of my list before surrendering to sleep.  Just taking the time to focus on something positive manages to calm my racing brain.

I'm often up late so you would think I'd be tired enough to sleep through the night but this is not the case most nights.  However tonight, although it's only just after 10 pm I can feel myself ready to surrender to sleep.

Let's hope the urge will last until morning!


  1. I can relate to this post. I am one of those who tosses and turns a great deal, my mind going over everything from the day and also making mental lists for the coming one. I am also one of those people who, when I awaken in the morning, might as well just get on up! I cannot get back to sleep. I really envy my husband who seems to take one or two breaths and is then sound asleep!

  2. I hear you loud and clear with this one. One of my favorite things to do is to recite the memory verse that I am currently learning from the Bible. Psalm 23 has been getting quite a work out lately! How was your Thanksgiving??

  3. Oh how I hear you...smiles...Have a beautiful weekend, friend.


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