Proverbs Chapter 24
v33 lA little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
v34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.
The first time I read this verse(shown above) in the Bible,it had a profound effect on me as it seemed to indicate that grabbing a few extra minutes of sleep would lead to poverty.I thought it sounded harsh but then I did a simple analysis and understood that it was related to procrastination of any kind–do you remember all those extra 5 min that eventually became a couple of hours lost procrastinating ?Well,several instances like that and you would have lost a few years of your life!!
So I use this verse as I kind of an internal alarm clock to force myself out of bed and to stop procrastination of any kind .Just think….sleep now and get attacked when you least expect it!!..I don’t have a snooze button to shut out this verse out of my mind and it helps to get started and get back on track everytime!!
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