Yeah, I’m not sure that’s exactly how we all feel today, or really any Monday. Mondays can really be a challenge sometimes, especially after a busy and good weekend. So then, what do we do? How do we handle a Monday? How do we beat a Monday? How do we make it through today?
The thing is, sometimes we are defeated before we even leave the house. We’ve already accepted the defeat of a Monday before we even start. Listen to what it says today in 1 Peter 1:13-16:
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Peter reminds this morning – keep your mind clear, and set your hope on grace.
So often we walk out of the house defeated on Monday because that’s where our mind is. We’ve got our mind focused on how bad Monday is, or on the fact that the weekend is over, or on the thoughts of all that we have to do today or this week.
Peter says – no. Set you minds for action. Be clear. Focus on God’s grace and mercy. Be obedient.
Is this a Monday? Yeah. It’s a precious creation by God that He has given us today. Is is Monday? Yeah. But it’s a gift. It’s a gift given from God to me and you today. Wow! What a blessing is it. That’s right. I said this Monday is a blessing. Because it’s another day we have, it’s a gift from God, and it’s chance to know Him, love Him, and show His grace to others.
Yes, it’s a Monday. And this Monday is a gift. Remember that. Focus on that. Live in that. Set your mind on grace. And then even Mondays are awesome.
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