Sometimes you get a wake up call from God. What I mean is that something happens in your life that makes you stop and realize that you are not the one in control here. This wake up call can come in many different forms -- it might be something that scares you into realizing that you need to be praying; it might be an illness or an accident of someone in your family; it might be a stressful situation that you're facing; or it might be a dream.
The important thing about this wake up call is that you see it for what it is. And then do something about it! When you get a wake up call from God, it means it's time to start completely trusting him to "run the show" or in other words, to control your life. Realize that it is time to pray and center your life around God and what he wants for your life. It also might be a time to look at your life and see if you are doing things that you know are not right. If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit will show you what is wrong in your life. And even if you don't consider yourself a Christian, you still have a conscience.
So.......if you think God has given you a wake up call, then please listen to it. I get wake up calls and it always sends me straight to my Bible to search for guidance, comfort and answers. The wake up calls also cause me to pray more. This is how God can talk to me and tell me what to do.
(This is a blog I did on myspace before I had this blog. Most of my posts on myspace were things I wanted to say to my daughter -- I figured it would be easier to get her to read them there than to try to verbally tell her these things. Something pretty scary had happened in her life and I really felt like she was getting a wake up call from God.)
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