The Servant of God Archbishop Sheen used to say that there are two types of people in this life, those who wake up and say, 'Good morning God' and those who utter,' good God, morning'.
For many, the sound of the alarm clock is a hideous reminder of the grind of daily life and its incessant demands. Yet, such is a gift. Often we are given items that we do not know what to do with. They occupy space in the cupboard or under the stairs, gathering dust.
Each of us is gifted with a life - one only and after death comes judgement - to glory God and save our soul. The buzz of the alarm clock is your opportunity to either grow in sanctity and/or finally cast off the works of the flesh. A chance for conversion or further holiness.
In what condition would you be, if the Lord had thrown down fire from heaven a few years ago? He has spared you, and with good reason. His patience is your opportunity to repent. Who knows, tomorrow, you may not wake up to that sound that has irritated you for so long...