The shepherds that were visited by the Angel of the Lord were keeping watch over their flocks by night. At a time when they could have chosen to be asleep, they chose to be awake and on guard. Those shepherds kept watch over their flocks in order to guard against any enemy invasion or attack that would lead to a loss of their flock; they knew that they had people waiting to steal from them, and they were on guard.
Friend, as you run your race in destiny, be aware that there are invaders, hanging around to steal your ‘flock’. There are men seeking to divert your portion. There are powers of darkness that want to reduce your destiny. There are wicked men and women who have aligned with satanic powers, seeking to spoil your success; there are enemies of destiny whose agenda for you is to make you go down so that they will go up. There are men waiting for you to sleep so that they can prey on you.
Henceforth, keep watch; always be on guard. Guard your destiny with prayers; guard your family with prayers; guard your business, career, academics, marriage, children, etc with prayers. If there be any door of success that God has opened unto you, guard it with prayers, lest you wake up one day to find the same door closed for no reason. If there be any opportunity that heaven has given you, guard it with intense prayers.
The shepherds understood that those desiring to steal from them could come at night when sleep could have been excused. They knew that their low moments could make them vulnerable. The enemy seeks to take advantage of your low moments to make a mess of your destiny. In moments when you are tired, remember that your adversary the devil is not exactly tired.
Arise, keep watch through prayers; wage war in the place of prayer, scuttle the plans of the enemy and stop the enemy from making an inroad into your destiny.