Mondays are kind of like Ground Hog Day reruns. Every Monday you wake up and it’s the same as it was last week. I guess you could say that for Tuesday, Wednesday and the rest of the days, but Monday is kind of a new start for most of us – a second chance at making things right, or becoming what we wanted to be last week, or just getting through that first day.
Mondays can have a good connotation or become a burden, when the weekend was too much overindulgence and not enough common sense. It depends on your mindset I guess. When I was twenty one, I enjoyed the two days of not working. I relished the fact that I could sleep until noon on Saturday. I thought nothing of partying into the wee hours of the morning on Friday nights. I was carefree and young, but Mondays were always a reality check. I had to be a responsible adult again.
Over years of living, weekends become precious to us, unless we have jobs that are all consuming and run right through Saturday and Sunday. When you reach my age, the only way to tell when Monday is coming is that we go to church the day before. The days more or less run right into each other when you grow old.
Our walk on this planet was already set into motion by God, during His seven days of masterful creation and a time to rest. The calendar was determined later, but there was always order to the days, weeks, months and years.
When we wake up on Mondays, we can rejoice that we’ve lived to see another day, or we can set the pace for the week, by grumbling and complaining that we have to be responsible again. Sometimes our walk with our Savior is like that too. We spend Sunday worshipping, praising, thanking, and lifting each other up and then Monday comes – again. Reality is that we don’t always follow through with what we were given on Sunday. We grunt and groan. We struggle and fall. We face new problems every day, but if we don’t keep Jesus with us for the rest of the week, we can pretty much count on a lousy time of it.
So how do you approach Mondays? Is it a second chance? Is it a pain in the neck? Is it a new beginning? Will you make lists and set new goals? Will you thank God for blessing you with a job? Only you can determine how Monday will set the tone for the coming week.