Mondays Get a Bad Rap
You know the feeling. We drag into work, exhausted from the weekend, and head straight for the coffee pot to refill the mug of coffee we drank on the way to work. Monday…
We are grumpy, out of sorts, droopy-eyed, and a general blessing to be around. Monday…
Why? Why are Mondays such a traditionally bad day?
Is it because it is the start of a work week?
Is it because instead of rest and worship on Sunday we spent the day in pursuits completely void of the rest we so desperately needed?
I confess I have not always enjoyed Mondays, but when I think about it, I am not exactly sure why. Maybe it was just because so many other people said it was a bad day. Maybe I just wanted to fit in. When I think about it, maybe Mondays have gotten a bad rap all these years.
We can change that!
3 Reasons Mondays Should be Great!
Yes, I said great! If you are Christian; if you are a church member; if your church preaches from,and believes in the Word of God, then your Mondays have the potential to be awesome! Here’s why:
1. Because we spent the previous day in fellowship with other believers.
Yes! I love the family of God. Our church offers Sunday school, morning worship, and an evening service. I cannot tell you the joy that comes from spending the day in fellowship with other Christians. The smiles, the laughter, the commonality, the sense of community; it all works to refresh my heart and soul.
We can show up to work on Monday refreshed, and ready to tackle the day if we enjoyed the fellowship of other believers the day before.
2. Because we spent the previous day in worship and praise.
Sometimes, our blah’s come, not from our physical fatigue, but from the fatigue of a tired and run down spirit. Do you know that feeling?
A day spent in the worship and praise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can do wonders to refresh our spirits.
I love the testimonies of God’s people in our Sunday evening service. There are smiles, and energy. Many of the testimonies revolve around what God did in their heart during the morning service. After the evening service, people will stand around and talk for nearly an hour! They don’t look like people who are exhausted and ready to fall asleep.
Worship and praise will refresh your spirit. Then Mondays won’t be a drag. Instead, you can go to work, or get up and face a day of housework with a fresh heart. We are not depleted. We are energized!
3. Because we have truth to be lived out in our lives.
The blessing of God’s Word is that It speaks directly to our lives where we are. It is not an outdated book or cultural insignificance. It is, in reality, the eternal Word of God. It speaks to my life. It instructs me.
1 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works
If you were happen to be at Second Baptist yesterday, you would have heard Biblical truth that could be applied first thing Monday morning! Going to work, for the believer, is not only an opportunity to provide for our families and pay our mortgages. It is also an opportunity to live out God’s truth in our lives and in the view of the lost and saved alike!
I hope you have the chance to attend a Bible believing, Bible preaching church. If you do, then Mondays are exciting. They are the first chance in the week to put the truth we have heard into practice in our lives! That is awesome!
It is Your Choice
Mondays don’t have to be horrible. No one can force you to have a bad day. Take a look at the three reasons I have listed above. Are they true in your life? If not, maybe we should consider an adjustment. What do you think?