Gotta make it to Friday! So are the words of so many–too many–folks! They begin their week. And to help them get there, they have Hump Day! Oh, just to make it to Friday! It’s this Monday Morning Attitude that makes life both drab and dull. It also makes it painful–painful to endure. They make it to Friday and rejoice! Then. . .then Monday comes again and the nefarious cycle starts over. And over. And over. And over. And over. Get my point?
Setting ourselves goals are important and a very good–even excellent–thing to do. Goals fuel the dream for a real life that is worthwhile. But if the goal is just to survive until Friday? It’s a very small and insignificant goal. And it fails–always fails–to satisfy that deep inner craving for a life of purpose and meaning. No Friday can ever fill that hunger–and every Monday only intensifies that thirst. So what’s a person to do? What can YOU do? Glad you asked.
We can live like Psalm 118, Verse 24. The Psalmist wrote: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (English Standard Version) While being happy is connected with our circumstances, rejoicing (or if you prefer joy) is connected with our relationship with God; a relationship based on Jesus’ suffering for us and our trust–unconditional trust–in His love. Every day God is revealing Himself to us. And every day God is offering us a deeper and stronger relationship with Him. Living for Friday causes us to miss the moments God has for us. They are moments of comfort; of peace; of hope; of strength; of guidance; and a whole lot more.
I’m not saying there will not be problems or botherations. That would be a lie from the pits of hell. And there will be challenges. But when we live with the Psalm 118 Verse 24 attitude, we know God is with us in those troubles. And with His Presence there is always His Grace that is more than enough for whatever Monday throws at us–or any day for that matter. Today is God’s gift for you and to you. This very moment that you are reading this, is one designed by God for your good and His Glory.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.Martin Luther
When we live in this moment connected to God, then we can say, “Good! Lord it’s Monday! What shall we do together?” And to encourage you, here’s one of my many favorite songs.