Oh Monday….Here we are at the start of another week! I don’t know about you, while I’m always sad to see the weekend end, my Mondays are typically met with a fresh anticipation, to-do lists, and a week’s worth of goals:
Do the laundry that was supposed to be done yesterday.
Work out 3-4 times.
Give up sweets.
Begin reading the book you “just had to have” that’s been on your night stand for five weeks.
Work on finding a hobby you enjoy besides watching TV.
If that hobby turns out to be sewing, use the fabric sitting in your closet and finally make your curtains.
Mail those wedding presents you’ve had since June.
Oh, and don’t forget about that whole job thing…be sure to go to work!
But before you know it, life starts moving faster than we planned and all of a sudden the list, the goals, and the grandeur wind up looking more like Lulu’s latest ballet class:
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Or something like this:
|Neely all sprawled out|
By Wednesday, I’m tired, worn out, and somehow I’ve managed to not check off one from the list. I find myself just trying to make it to Friday, resting up, and starting all over again on Monday.
I often compartmentalize God and depend on Him for some things and not for others, like how I manage my free time. But Proverbs 3 tell us that “In ALL of your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.”
I can compartmentalize, manage, and write lists that go on for days, but without God, I’m absolutely nothing. In the big and small things, I need Him–His strength, perspective, wisdom, and guidance. At the start of each week, each day, each hour, and each minute, I can’t forget how much I need to cling to and rely on my God.