THE DANGER OF SLEEP - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli. Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Many couples are sleeping the sleep of death, they are sleeping when they should be wide awake watching over their marriages to protect, defend and preserve it.  And while they sleep, the enemy goes about his destruction plans and programs in their marriages.
Matthew 13:25 
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Reduced or absent consciousness, suspended sensory activity, decreased ability to stimuli…I believe this is what the enemy is using to literally scatter marriages these days:  insensitivity, carelessness and complete indifference.

Life is a battle ground with so many wars to fight, we have a common enemy who will not sit idle and watch us make any form of progress, and by progress I mean it in progress in the positive.  Your marriage is a blessing, meant to create a positive impact in your generation and beyond, but the enemy will not just let it be, especially when he CAN do something by turning a marriage from a blessing to a curse.
You must stay awake and alert to fight him with all of God’s ability and tools given to you.

1Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Preserving and working for the prosperity of your marriage is a war you must stand to fight, you cannot afford to sleep over your marriage. By this I do not mean that you should not sleep at night, but if you must lose some sleep then it is necessary if the time is not wasted. But fight you must, and the fight I am talking about is much more spiritual than physical. It is the fight of faith, if you are a believer; you are called to fight this fight of faith, and if you want to succeed in marriage or any other facet of your life, you have only two strict choices; fight or fall casualty. When in war, you must fight, you must fight or you lose your life. In so it is with your marriage you must fight in order not to lose it.

We must fight in prayer, speaking God’s word concerning our marriages. We must stay alert and sensitive to recognize when the enemy is trying to sow tares in our marriages, we must not let him sow it and we must uproot any that he has already sown.  Seeds of anger, bitterness, un-forgiveness, lust, misplaced priorities and many more must be consciously fought against; it must be fought and won in the spirit before it can happen physically, because the physical is controlled by the spiritual.

You can in prayer, free your marriage from every influence of the enemy;

Matthew 18:18 (WNT)

I solemnly tell you that whatever you as a Church bind on earth will in Heaven be held as bound, and whatever you loose on earth will in Heaven be held to be loosed. (Every believer is The Church)

And the greatest news is that when you fight, when you fight from the right position(In Christ) and with the right tools (Righteousness, His Word, And In Faith), your victory is guaranteed, because God has already made you victorious!

1Corinthians 15:57 

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am determined to fight for my marriage, I am determined not to allow the enemy sow tares in my marriage.
How about you, are you slumbering, sleeping or wide awake?!

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

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  • Amanda
    Posted at 15:11h, 04 September

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    • Ugochi
      Posted at 21:50h, 04 September

      Thanks Amanda for your love and kind gesture, hope you were blessed by the post.
      Have a super blessed day!

  • Pepper Tan
    Posted at 00:59h, 22 August

    When couples fight for the preservation of their marriage, yes, God is with them. So, they can never lose.

    In my case, we didn’t fight. We didn’t want to anymore.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 02:18h, 22 August

      Yes Pepper, God is with those who fight!
      God is a God of many chances, trust Him!

  • Irish Carter
    Posted at 13:00h, 21 August

    I’m going to choose to fight and not fall casualty to my marriage. I’m going to commit to continuously trying to communicate better with my partner, commit to at least one date night a month (yes, we are two people buried in our work) and vow to continue to try to stop putting emotional barriers up when I am hurt. Overall, I am going to put all my trust in God that he will help us to keep our marriage strong.

    Thanks for a great post and making me think this morning. I needed that. = )


    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:50h, 21 August

      Me too Irish, I choose to fight and put my trust in God.
      Thanks for coming by, have a God filled week!

  • A Proverbs 31 Wife
    Posted at 22:30h, 20 August

    Absolutely true Ugochi!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:48h, 21 August

      Yes Kendra, we all have to fight!

  • Kristin Leamy
    Posted at 16:56h, 20 August

    I love this – it is so true, and it IS a fight! And so very, very worth it. I’m with Rebecca, great post!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 20:41h, 20 August

      Yes it is so very, very worth it Kristin! Thanks for coming by and leaving a note.
      Have a great week!

  • Rebecca Rider
    Posted at 15:57h, 20 August

    This is such a great point – we must always be awake to the state of our marriages and our relationship with God! Great post!!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:01h, 20 August

      Yes Rebecca, sleeping can get harmful!
      Thanks for coming by!
      Have a great week!