I believe I’ve been giving Mondays a bad rap. After a couple of days off I would look at a Mondays with disdain. Subsequently, most Mondays seemed long and hectic. Truth is, it was all attitude. My work load was no heavier on Monday than it was any other day of the week. When I started looking at Monday the same way I look at Friday, I had a fun and productive day. All I had to do was choose to see the truth, rather than believe the story I told myself about how bad Mondays were.
This is true when I look at myself. The Word says that I became a new creation when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior (II Corinthians 5:17). Early in my walk I didn’t see a significant change in my day to day. I stopped doing things that I learned were detrimental, but I missed a critical piece – I didn’t do the things that would cause me to grow in Christ.
I had to change my attitude about who I really was and what I was capable of. I received my renewal when I chose to see myself the way Jesus sees me, and believed I can do what He says I can do. Everything around me started to change at that point. I see people and the world differently, through the eyes of Christ – and I can’t unsee it.
So, Monday is the new Friday for me – I determine the type of days and weeks I have because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.