I don’t know why Monday mornings are associated with the blues. It’s that one day a week that no one seems to look forward to.
Last night, I certainly was not looking forward to today. Not for any particular reason, I’m just used to dreading the day.
Of course, I had to take a good look, deep inside, and ask ‘why don’t I, Ayoka, like Mondays?’ Is it because no one else likes it, or is it something deeper.
It has to be something deep. It’s nationwide plague of millions of people who don’t look forward to this particular day!
Once I realized this, I knew immediately, this is a stronghold. We’ve been so conformed to not like this day, that we set the tone to have a negative week.
And as I looked at my own personal reasons , I didn’t like the answers that I found.
- I don’t like Mondays because they represent everything that I didn’t accomplish the week before
- I don’t like Mondays because I start a diet plans and I don’t seem to break through past Wednesdays.
- I don’t like Mondays because I know I wasted excellent weekend time that I could have been writing or doing some other project besides ‘work’.
- I don’t like Mondays because I know I should have pushed harder last week to find a new job so I wouldn’t find myself stuck another week.
- I don’t like Mondays because I’m afraid that this week will turn into a wasted week, much like the weeks before.
- I don’t like Mondays because even though I feel like every week can be my breakthrough week, something usually breaks my belief so I stop trying.
As I wrote the reasons why I don’t like Mondays, I realized that what I didn’t like was the pattern of my own behaviors.
Mondays are more like the mirror that refuses to lie. How much did I really work to improve since last Monday? Did I really do my best?
And now that I have looked in The Monday Mirror, I can’t, I won’t have the same week as last week.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
This Monday, I’m taking a new approach to my week. I will seek to know what is God’s will is for me to do this week. This week, I won’t pray as usual, asking Him to bless my plans and my will, but rather I will seek to do the will of my Father.
And I believe that this week will not simply be good, but it will be acceptable and perfect.
Happy Monday. Enjoy your coffee and power up your day, in His will.
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Blogger, #author, Lover of Coffee