Monday is the beginning of the traditional work week and most of us we will be entering into an exchange of labor for resources to support ourselves and our families. Monday is often looked on with a negative attitude because many of us go to jobs rather than a career. The difference is not necessarily what we do but mostly in our spiritual view of our lives and the direction we are living under God’s purpose.
Both a job and a career are usually the same in the exchange of our time and energy for a return of resources in money and benefits. The greatest difference sits with us in our view of this activity and how we go about living our day-today lives.
Monday – HEad Down?
Also, there is a difference in how we see the results of our efforts and how they affect others. If we go in to work on Monday ( or any day that we work ) with our head down and just do our tasks until the end of the week, to fulfill the minimum required by our employers, we may miss God’s opportunity for us.
If we have little thought or interaction with others, then our time will for sure be looked back on one day as only a job. If we connect our heart and spirit to our work and establish it as vocation, then a career develops where we see and understand the impact of our efforts for ourselves and others.
It also will move us to look ahead and plan our future in light of God’s direction and always seek as Jabez requested of God to “bless us and expand our circle of influence and keep us out of trouble.”
9 There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers………………………… 10 He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.1 Chronicles 4: 9-10 NLT
Monday – New Opportunity
This will allow us to look at Monday as a day of NEW opportunity and working toward a vision and goals we have set for ourselves based on God’s purpose for us in life. Everyone we come in contact with in any given day has been placed there by God to expand our learning and influence for Him.
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