You can do this! It’s Monday morning and you’ve got this. No matter what is ahead for today, God has equipped you with all you need to face this day. It doesn’t mean it will be easy. It doesn’t mean there won’t be stumbles. But what it does mean is you are not alone. There will be hints of joy that spring up throughout your day. There will be moments of unexpected peace that overflow in your life when you didn’t think possible. There will be encounters of love where you either receive or give God’s love. This is not a bad day, this is one more beautiful day we are given to celebrate and to live. We have life and breath and we are given the opportunity to embody this.
Today is not the day to dread or fear. You may be facing test or procedures. You may have deadlines that loom overhead. You have may have appointments you dread or places you would rather not be. Your job may not be your favorite. But these things do not determine your day, you do. You have the option of looking for the good (it really is there). You have the option to see the kindness (it may just be you that is the kindness). You have an opportunity to experience the goodness like never before. But it won’t start with you dreading this day – or any day, for that matter.
I don’t know what you are facing today, so I am not trying to downplay the difficulties. I do know many are suffering. I get it. But most every day (if not all) will have some real challenges. Most days will come with their own heartache and pain. So you have an option. Live focused on these things. Or you can find the good – the joy, the peace, the love, the kindness. I know good is ahead – I’m hunting for that. I hope to see you on the journey.
18 This is what I have seen to be good: it is fitting to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of the life God gives us
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