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A Moment of Excited Curiosity

I was reluctant but I just had to do it. The hustle to sleep early the previous night apparently didn't pay off. I guess I congratulated myself too early even as I woke up that morning and didn't doze off during my morning prayers. I was glad as I saw empty seats in Church signifying that I arrived quite early. Everything was going smoothly until it was the time for the message. I found myself constantly batting my eyelashes in an attempt to stay awake. I tried shaking my legs continuously to ward off sleep. I even cleaned my fingernails. Even as the first preacher rounded off and it was time to pray, I made sure I held the chair in front of me just in case. I tried every tactic I could. I even contemplated going out to stroll but the idea wasn't quite embracing. With each chant of 'I must not sleep, I must listen attentively', I understood better the "You can't cheat nature" line.
     While fiddling with the zip of my handbag, I remembered something that made me glow from within. An Eureka moment for me. I had Trident in my bag!

The chewing gum that left a sweet flavour in my mouth. Now, how do I unwrap it without getting questioning glances from those around me? From the person by my right who seemed to nod at everything the preacher was saying to the person by the left who was looking towards the pulpit with rapt attention? Putting them aside, I successfully cut off a small part of the gum, waited a few minutes before I finally put it my mouth and started chewing it surreptitiously.
    Just then, my mind went to Him. Would He rather I sleep off or chew gum? Would He rather I take a stroll? Would he rather I stand up and jump? Am I even allowed to feel sleepy? What would he prefer I do?

 That was my predicament last Sunday guys. Morally, I think it's only right that I chew gum to stay awake but spiritually?

What's your take on this? Are you for or against? Have you ever felt sleepy in church? What do you do? Sleep and wait for an usher to come wake you? Chew gum? Take a walk or just keep dozing? If you've never felt sleepy, what's your secret, please? Do you think it's right or wrong? Or just a matter of personal conviction? Let's discuss please. 
 "Seize the moment of excited curiosity       on any subject to solve your  doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and  you may remain in ignorance". - William Wirt

P. S : Chewing the little piece of gum actually helped me stay awake to learn that you shouldn't empty yourself because of someone else's ideas. What did you learn in church? 
 Leave me your thoughts and have a pleasant week. 


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