Think About It
Pastor B.J. Knefley
Who gets up at 4:30am? Okay, I realize there are those that do because of work, but how many do it just because? There are too many mornings that I find myself fixing a cup of coffee at 4:30am for no apparent reason other than I’m up. No reason, I’m fully rested, there’s no agenda. Just sitting in the recliner watching. For what I don’t know but I watch.
Some might say that God must have me up for a reason, but I don’t necessarily think that way. Oh, I’m sure it’s possible but I rather doubt it. No, I think it has more to do with my biological clock is starting to wear out. Actually, I love early mornings. There’s much that can be accomplished that otherwise might not happen. Even writing is better in the morning than it is later in the day. No, it’s not the early morning that’s the problem, it’s the waste of an early morning.
Sadly, many are sidetracked by their views of an event rather than the event themselves. I’ve heard many complain about the early morning wakeup without ever exploring any benefits that might be available for them that the event brought upon them. If you look at a half-empty glass as only being half-empty, it will never appear half-full. And that can be one of the biggest reasons we miss out on some very important events in our lives. We just won’t allow ourselves to see them.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the story of Joseph in the Bible? He had a horrific life at the hands of his brothers. Fortunately, Joseph was able to look past the events to find ways to capitalize on them. Of course, not everything happened as planned but eventually he found himself in a place that he had two options: 1. Take revenge upon his brothers for all that they had done. 2. Use his newfound position to be the one who rescues his family from famine and death. Of course, he picked the second option. Why? Because he understood that God brought him into this position. Though his brothers intended it for evil, God planned it for good. Think about it.