What is it about the early hours of the morning that seems to be so deep and profound?
Is it the fact that everyone else is fast asleep and that you actually have a silent moment to think and be with your own thoughts?
People often view that as a bad thing to be a wake so early (I know I certainly did for a long time). I often saw it as a sign that I was stressing and that I was letting worry take hold. And yes, sometimes that could very well be the case.
But another way to look at it is as an opportunity. Often when wrestling with thoughts and ideas in the busyness of the day, you tend to think and operate in parts, with a multitude of distractions. You often ask other people for advice and opinions on half formulated thoughts.
At 3AM, there is no one else to turn to and ask questions but God. He never sleeps, He never slumbers and knows every thought, every fear, every idea that you wish to bring to life.
Why not use your early morning jolts as a launchpad into meaningful prayer and meditation? A spring board into doing the important and meaningful work that you have been putting off during the regular hours of your day.
Many great men and women of history have done this. You just might be one of them.
What do you do when you get an early morning jolt?