Monday, July 21, 2008

Mondays. Why are Mondays so Monday?

We all have a discontent for Mondays... why? Because it's the beginning of a work week? Because it make our weekends end? Because it always seems to go roughly? What is it about Mondays?

Would Tuesday be like Monday if our weekends went from Friday evening through Monday, instead of Sunday? If Mondays are so Monday because of the things listed above, then wouldn't Tuesday be a Monday also? I don't know. Just saying. :)

I don't really like Mondays anymore than anyone else, but sometimes I find myself thinking "Why do I often wish Monday away". Monday is another day of the week, like any of the seven days, why do I constantly wish it away? Why don't I embrace Monday? Why don't I desire to be extra productive on Mondays, like any other day? Why not see who I can bless on Monday, when they do not like the day either? Wouldn't it be nice to find an extra cheery, loving person on a Monday, rather than another individual sulking because the weekend has ended?

I don't know... somehow I find myself often falling into the same funk when Monday rolls around. A funk that doesn't exist on Tuesday morning. Is it because we don't sleep enough on the weekend? Or because we didn't want the weekend to end? I don't want to be that way though... how cool would it be to be "different" than the rest on Monday. To be cheerful, and thankful, and loving, and patient...I think God calls me to love Mondays, not to sulk, not to begrudge the coming of Monday, but to embrace it and be different.

Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

I love the above verse. I have it taped to my desk as a daily reminder. A reminder I need more often than not. A reminder I sometimes forget. Funny things is, it doesn't say anywhere to do this "except on Mondays". I'm hoping to make next Monday not so Monday!


Kel said...

It's always a saturday being married to you baby. :)

Elian said...

<"Verbally vomiting" at Kel's post>


Amanda said...

Well said. Funny thing....I was actually having very similar thoughts this Monday. All I can say is: Walk humbly with your Father. Recognize that you can't do it, that He can, and then let Him. It's the most freeing and at peace experience I've ever had. Unfortunately I don't allow it to happen often enough. :)

Mrs. McGoo said...

well said Amanda! Thank you.