AN ODE TO MONDAY
The Mamas and the Pappas sang “Monday, Monday.” They didn’t like the day. The Bangles declared it “Just Another Manic Monday.” And Karen Carpenter averred that “Rainy Days and Mondays” always got her down. She sadly died of a heart attack brought on by anorexia. Me? I love Monday’s!
I know that declaration may disturb you—or you may think that I am a little disturbed for making it—but I really do like Mondays. There are many in ministry that take Monday off. Not me. Counterproductive. Monday is the day for evaluating Sunday, taking care of finances, and setting the upcoming week in order.
On Monday I write the copy for this week’s mailer and sketch the design for my graphic artist to lay out. I check my accounts and the balance on my Amex. Monday is for dealing with any issues that arose the previous day. I begin planning next Sunday’s message on Monday. And start writing the blog. Just another manic Monday. But it’s not manic. It’s well ordered and timely. If you can get a hold of Monday the rest of the week takes care of itself.
It’s interesting that we place such an emphasis on a day, because “days” as we think of them are creations of our imagination. Monday is only Monday because we’ve made it so. Tuesday is only Tuesday because we’ve made it so. You may say “TGIF!” when Friday roles around but the only reason that you’re thanking God for Friday is because you work within the humanly made construct of a week. Day and night are eternal principles. Our conception of days of the week are of our own making. Every day is a good day that you make a good day and every day is a “God” day if you make it so. “This is the day that the Lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!”
Which leads me to the point.
Every day is a day filled with potential if you fill it with potential. I make Monday a day of potential. Once the order of the following week is set everything else seems to fall into place. By the time I get to the end of the week I can relax on Friday, have a pleasant Saturday, set for another dynamic Sunday. And I only have dynamic Sundays!
You may be thinking—but you like what you do—I hate my job. All the more reason to take control of Monday. If you don’t control your circumstances your circumstances control you. A “can do, will do” attitude on Monday will set your apart from the rest of the “Monday, Monday” people. And it will drive them crazy! Make Monday a good day and all kinds of possibilities will open up. One of them may be the job that you really want! I have found that a right attitude towards anything will cause right things to happen. Sometimes by serendipity, sometimes through synchronicity, and always on purpose.
What are you going to do with the upcoming Monday? And the ones after that? Because Monday rolls around every seven days. And what will you do with the rest of the days to
make them the best days of your life? Remember—time is the stuff that life is made of and a day is just the passage of time. Use it well.
When you join me “Behind The Door”, (you did plan on going “Behind The Door” didn’t you?!?), I’m going to share some ways that you can start the week on a positive note and make Monday the great day that it really is. Of course, the principles will work on any other day as well. If you have the password you can go “Behind The Door” right now. If you don’t have the password hit the “Sowing” button and sow a seed of any amount. The default setting is $20 but many, (having discovered that this is really good stuff!), sow more, and at this point no one is sowing less. )Just a side note—one person did sow a $1 a month for several months. Then the things that I teach began to kick in, prosperity manifested, and the seed has greatly increased.) When you sow your seed you’ll be sent this months password. Write it down, it’s good the for entire month. I’ll meet you “Behind The Door.”