Some nights, I’m just uninspired to write about that day’s trip through the Scriptures. Tonight is one such night. It’s not that King Saul’s obsession with David is uninteresting. Quite the contrary! I find myself on the edge of my seat reading about them.
It’s not that David isn’t fascinating himself. He has the Spirit of God upon him. The ladies love him, and the men fear him. He wins at everything he does. David is untouchable.
The passion and intrigue written in the Scriptures is as enlightening as it is entertaining. And yet, I find myself with not the slightest motivation to discuss it tonight. So, what’s a girl to do? Well, a girl’s got to be honest.
I named this blog “listen2leslie” not because I’m the authority on everything, but because it’s finally time for me to share my testimony. It’s the story of my wins and losses, the lessons I’ve learned, and the depth of feelings that fill my soul. At the foundation of it all is my faith walk, as the church folks might say. And, at the very root of that faith is the necessity for honesty in all things.
So, I’m just going to be honest and say, “I’m exhausted!” What no one knows, except my husband, is that I’ve been staying up very late, pushing myself to write each night. Most nights I don’t get to bed until 2-3 a.m.
A few nights ago, I fell asleep on the couch and woke up around 3 a.m. My first thought was, “Oh no! I still have to write!” My husband, who’s so sweet because he refuses to go to bed without me, tried to let me off the hook. He said, “It’s okay. Just write tomorrow.”
But, I couldn’t do it. A commitment is a commitment, and I take them very seriously. So, I took my laptop to bed, and finally finished at around 4 a.m.
Anyway, those late nights are starting to catch up with me. And, I’m experiencing a little burnout, not on the reading which I’m thoroughly enjoying. But, just on the writing each and every night...night after night. I’m not complaining, though. Just sharing this experience, in case there’s someone who can relate to it in some way.
That’s really the purpose of this blog. My intention is to share my personal journey as a believer, so that others can hopefully relate to it and receive encouragement from it. Right now, it’s 2 a.m., so I hope y’all can relate to the fact that I’m sleepy! I’ve honored my commitment to write tonight, and now it’s time for bed. I’m sure hubby will be happy to hear that.
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