I had a great weekend. I got to see a good friend and his awesome band. I got to nap, and spend time with people I care about. There was good football on the TV. It was a great weekend. And that all led up to this morning… I did not want to get out of bed this morning. It was a struggle. I had no motivation, and felt like I had no energy. Just another reminder of my weekly need to #dropkickmonday. It’s another reminder to be intentional with Monday. It’s the start of another week or work and appointments, and meetings, and commitments. If we don’t slow down, if we aren’t intentional about making a choice on Monday to not be overwhelmed and discouraged by the many obligations we have, our week and really our lives can get away from us.
1 Timothy 6:12 says Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Fight the good fight. Be intentional. Do not let your faith slip, do not let your life slip. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called. You were called to something great. You should on a daily basis remind yourself of that, rediscover the gospel of grace. Keep hold of that. Let that be the thing that gets you out of bed on a cold and wet Monday morning. Let that be the thing that motivates you to do Monday well. To see the mountain of paperwork, responsibilities and appointments not as a burden but as a challenge. You have been called to something bigger, and better, and greater, don’t let Monday get in your way. #DropkickMonday and fight the good fight.
How do you #DropkickMonday? Today it was some maple brown sugar oatmeal, a great cup of coffee, and an awesome story I read about a woman who let ate 5 pounds of bacon, didn’t tell her husband and instead let him think it was stolen. He called the cops. I laughed and am ready to dominate another Monday. Let me know what gets you moving on a Monday morning, leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter and use the hashtag.