There’s nothing like waking up Monday morning, after having an amazing night of worship to remind you of God’s grace. Mondays have been labeled so negatively for simply being the first day back at work or the first day of a long workweek ahead. Sometimes my life feels like I’ve been labeled as a Monday. I’m looked at in regards to all my flaws, perceived as someone whom nothing good can come of. Like Monday’s, we get so caught up in who we are not, that we fail to see the potential, we fail to see the blessings that come every Monday. I saw a quote once that read, “Mondays are the perfect day to correct last weeks mistakes.” What a beautiful way to think about a day that almost the entire world looks at pessimistically. What would be different in your life, if you looked at each day as God’s given opportunity to correct yesterday?
If you look hard enough there is something beautiful about Mondays. You’re probably the most refreshed you’ll be all week, you’ve been blessed with another week of work or school (this is a privilege believe it or not), and most importantly you get to start again, that is God’s grace at it’s fullest. Grace is God choosing to bless us rather than curse us, as our sin deserves. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” I love that this verse says, “They are new every morning.” This means it doesn’t matter what I did yesterday, today God’s love is fresh and new towards you and I.
Learning to see Mondays in a brighter light is much like learning to see ourselves the way God sees us. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.” 2 Cor. 5:17 In some ways I think that’s why God created Mondays, to remind us we are always getting a fresh start in His eyes. To remind us that even when others around us see us through the Monday lens of negativity and burden, God sees us through the lens of Grace. Because we are in Christ, God sees Christ’s righteousness covering us. Let’s stop getting caught up in who we are not, in what Monday’s are not and remember we have been redeemed, the lamb has overcome once and for all!