It’s a Monday alright - no doubt in my mind. I would not have even needed a calendar to know what day it was.
First day of school today… I overslept. I set my alarm last night for 5:15 - PM. I ran downstairs, started breakfast, dropped an egg on the floor, and overcooked the toast - really overcooked the toast.
After I dropped my youngest off at school, I went to the grocery store. As I headed to the car with my groceries, the bottom dropped out of the sky. Guess where my raincoat was? Most definitely not on me.
When I got home, I realized that the main thing I went to the grocery store for in the first place was, well, still at the grocery store.
I decided to move forward without the much needed item because I really needed to get the blog post up for today. Carolyn had sent it earlier and it was ready to go. But because it was Monday, it wouldn’t post. We tried and tried. Nothing.
“What else can possibly go wrong?” I whined.
Okay, maybe it was more like a growl. Apparently, Hunter, my dog, didn’t appreciate my tone of voice. She tucked her tail and headed to the other room.
I know one thing. One should never ask such a question, especially on a Monday. I know that because the day continued in much the same fashion.
Now that I have one out the door on his way to football practice and supper started, I have finally flopped down in my chair to figure out what to do about the blog that was supposed to be up this morning. I got nothing.
As I sit here, it occurs to me that I missed out on my time with my Father this morning. I didn’t even stop once today to talk to Him about my day. Not one time did I ask for His direction or His help.
Today wasn’t hard because it was Monday. It was hard because I tried to walk it alone. Today was all about my agenda. I wonder if I had paused earlier today and taken the time to set my sights on My Father’s agenda if things would have gone differently. Maybe my circumstances would not have changed, but my attitude would have.
So as I sit here, all I can do is say thank you, Lord, for reminding me how futile life is without You. Thank you for reminding me of how very much I need you…especially on Mondays!
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”-Isaiah 48:17
Have a great week!
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