Proverbs 23:21 GNT: Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags.

My dear friend in Christ, the Bible is reminding everyone today that the inability to take control of the things we do, always end up on a bad note. We are not to allow what we do to control us rather we are to take control of them. Eating and sleeping too much will certainly cost you your destiny. You must be ready to deny yourself all these excesses in order for you to have a successful life.

Ask all the people you know who have succeeded in diverse fields of life, you will notice that they sacrifice alot. They sacrificed their sleep, food, time etc in order to get to where they are today. Most of them wake up in the middle of the night to work and pray and seek divine directions. During the day, they also give up some pleasures of life order to meet up with their schedules for the day. Stay away from people who influence you to sleep and eat too much. There are things they are not telling you. Their ruin will come suddenly and you should not be found there.

Jesus was certainly not sleeping and eating too much. Notice what He said to a man who wanted to follow Him wherever He goes. “Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lie down and rest.”
Luke 9:58″ This means He was busy with God’s business. In another scripture the Bible recorded, “Yet Jesus himself frequently withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.
Luke 5:16″ Be wise.

Declare to yourself loud: I will take control of my destiny.


  1. Lord Jesus, teach me to pray.
  2. Precious Holy Spirit, help me to take control of my sleep and eating habits, in Jesus Name. Amen.
  3. Please add your personal intentions.

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