Good Monday morning, friends! I sure hope you’re ready for what this week has to offer. I truly believe that something great is about to happen to you that will change your attitude. Many people complain about Mondays because it’s the start of the work week for those of us who are still in the game. For those who are unemployed or unable to work, they might welcome Monday mornings and revel in the frenzied ritual of getting ready for work.
Our lives aren’t perfect, but they’re uniquely ours and are meant to fit us like a great pair of running shoes or your favorite jeans. But even with the comfort associated with those shoes or those jeans, discomfort has a tendency to show up when you least expect it. You know it’s coming — just like you know you’ll have to get fitted for a new pair of shoes due to wear and tear or search for a new pair of jeans for the same reason. We always seem to think that these seasons of discomfort crop up out of nowhere, when in actuality, the signs were there all along.
Today I challenge you to seek, identify, and track the signs of change in your life rather than ignoring them. Whether you’re about to experience a fallow season or a bumper crop, seek, identify, and track the signs of change. Then move through this season — praising God for the opportunity to live, to bend, to change, and to grow.
As you prepare for these changes, reflect on the powerful verses in Ecclesiastes 3. May these truths sustain you for the week (if not a lifetime).
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Before you leave, pump up the volume and get ready to “Move” to the groove of my Music Monday selection from Mercy Me.
NOTE – Bible verse courtesy of Bible Gateway.