Monday, Monday

This blog is called “honest thoughts from a pastor”, and it’s probably easier to give you some pretty honest thoughts on a Monday morning. Our church had its relaunch service yesterday, then I spent roughly 4 hours on the road and got back in time for a high school choral concert. Needless to say, I’m tired. I did sleep in for a bit, so that helped. I might be feeling a little bit of the adrenaline crash like Elijah felt on Mount Carmel.

This is a plight not only for pastors. Many of you probably dreaded starting a new work week. You probably got to rest this weekend and unplug from your daily routine. Today, you had to get back up and face the usual. Karen Carpenter sang that rainy days and Mondays always got her down. That song does come to mind some Mondays. I typically remember these lyrics from a song by the Mamas and the Papas:

Every other day, every other day
Every other day, every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
But whenever Monday comes, you can find me cryin’ all of the time

It’s funny how we are quick to pronounce doom upon our own week before it even starts! We should be singing something like “every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before” or “the longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows.” Why do we let the world’s mindset about Mondays determine the believer’s mindset?!? It’s time to change our perspective about Mondays.

As you go through this Monday, Jesus is at the right hand of the Father praying for you. He wants you to thrive today, even amidst the junk that comes your way. Surrender your Monday mindset to God. You’ll be glad you did.

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