“Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Monday.” A friend of mine had this posted on Facebook recently as a recruiting tool for her business. And there is some definite truth to the statement! I love my job, so Mondays are okay with me. As much as I enjoyed fall break (and believe me, I enjoyed it all!), I didn’t dread going back to work Monday because I love teaching, advocating for, and encouraging my students.
This got me to thinking about other days of the week being satisfying too. And I realized that, for the Christian, every day can be a good day because no matter what we do, we are to do it “as to the Lord and not to men” (Colossians 3:23). If I will see everything I do as being something that I was created to do (Ephesians 2:10), and want to work for the Father’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31), then I should have no problem with any day of the week.
Does this mean we will never have a bad day? Of course not! We are human and will still get frustrated when things don’t run smoothly or plans are delayed or any number of other problems arise. I am simply reminding those of us who are Christians that we have a greater purpose–a greater outlook–than the daily “grind” of life. God created us for His glory (Isaiah 43:7)! That makes every day amazing, and I have no problem with that!
“You work at your job, you work hard at school
But the things of this life fade away
But if you work for the Lord it is never in vain
And he will guide your feet everyday
So with His word in your heart and His love in your soul
You can press on to the goal
You’ve gotta work at it with all of your heart
Work at it with all of your heart
As working for the Lord and not for man
You’ve gotta work at it with all of your heart”
~Keith Lancaster and Rodney Britt
AUTHOR: Amber Tatum