Monday’s Mantra

Another Monday, a new day, a new week! Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and Monday’s Mantra @ Trench Classes United.  Oh, Coffee Hour friend, perspective can change everything! Come on in.

Do you ever have those Monday blahs and wish you could just get right to Tuesday, one day closer to the weekend? Ah, last week, coming home from vacation, I began to have one of those Mondays. I found myself wishing I was back on the ship, cruising to a new port of call, experiencing a new culture, new beauty, tasting new foods, marveling at another sunrise, getting lost in a new sunset, and creating more memories for my memory bank to draw from in times just like this.

That’s the time we need to depress the pause button and keep moving forward to experience what He has for us in the now. How do we do that, though, take our “tush” off the cush’, and pull our hearts and minds into the moment, the new day He has given us?  I mean, there I was whining like a baby without her bottle, needing not a diaper change but an attitude adjustment and I just happened to land in 1st Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I added my name to the end of that verse and my heart stopped.

It worked!

Instead of staying stuck, on pause, wishing and missing, I found myself thanking and praising Him for the moments that turned into wonderful memories, and even the not-so-wonderful ones I experienced on vacation, for those are the ones where He spoke to teach and guide me into new waters.

Here’s another key that may work to unlock your heart and get it moving past the past: God knows that sometimes, this whole idea of giving thanks can really be challenging, but in this verse He tells us that while in any type of circumstance, including the Monday blahs, we can thank Him for something! See, we may find it difficult to thank Him FOR our current situation or circumstance, but we surely can thank Him for something while IN the current situation or circumstance.

So let’s gather our thanks, press into Him with an attitude of gratitude, for this will bring new awareness of more blessings to thank Him for, especially His presence in our present!





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