Lake Eufaula Christian Church
Do you get the Monday blues? WhenSunday evening rolls around, do you absolutely dread the thought of starting the work week? A popular research study revealed that on Mondays, more employees are late to work, productivity is lower, and the average person doesn’t smile until lunch!
Why is it that Monday is dreaded so much? What if the week’s most dreaded day could become a day full of purpose and impact? Because, the truth is, as a child of God, you were made for Mondays! God made you for MUCH MORE than just “surviving” your workweek. You were made to thrive in it! You weren’t designed for joyless weeks saying, “Just get me to the weekend! Just get me to the awesome!”
Those five days or six days when your labor has purpose—a purpose other than making money to put food on the table, or to buy that nice new car. As Christ followers, we have the ability and the obligation to view the workweek differently from others uninterested in pleasing God.
Colossians 3:23 tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Doing so will improve the 30% of your life that you’ll spend at work—an average of 72,000 hours and more than 9,000 days at your job. Wow! That’s a lot! Imagine if instead of having dreary Mondays all those days, you changed yourself and became excited to go to work.
Paul said it like this in Romans 12:1: “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice— the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.”
The way to follow Paul’s advice is to take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life— and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
God doesn’t want to be just a small part of your life. He wants to be the forefront of your life— every part of your life. God wants you to take even the mundane part of your work or your school and lay it before Him. You may not have realized that this 40-hour week that you do all the time can actually have God’s purpose and meaning attached to it.
From the very beginning, God built us to be in collaboration with Him! His plan always was to give us a divine responsibility to contribute to what He was doing on this planet. Genesis 2:15 clearly states, “ The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Work is good because what you do is important. It’s important because work is from God.
Work is also sacred and meaningful. Think like this: As a Christian you are called to bring light into a dark place, and your employer is paying you to do it. You have a mission on Mondays. You can find mission in the mundane. Accomplished pastor/ writer A.W. Tozer rightly stated, “It’s not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular. It’s why he does it.”
After your workweek, we at LECC would be pleased to have you join us at 415897 Highway 9, Eufaula, for Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Wednesday night all-age activities at 6:30 p.m. Just as God rested and hallowed the seventh day of creation, come and keep that day holy with us.