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Everyone has had a 'Monday' in their life. We often use the term to put the problems of life into perspective. We've had a day to play and a day to worship and because life doesn't slow down or stop when we do, things around us have the tendency to build up. In some cases, they blow up and the debris left behind must be cleaned up and dealt with. You've been there, as have I. But is there a better way to deal with the second day of the week that is often mistaken as the 'bad' day of the week? I believe so.

The prophet Jeremiah penned these words as God's Spirit directed him in prophesying on events leading up to God's discipline of Jerusalem's destruction. God's people would be exiled in the foreign land of Babylon because of their sinful ways. However, God promised to restore them. And with the fulfillment of that promise, there would be a response of praise from the people.

Jeremiah writes, "Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it...The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say, 'Praise the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His mercy endures forever'" (Jeremiah 33:9;11).

On this Monday, you will most likely hear something that discourages the soul or distracts you from His purpose in life. The goal of the adversary is to deny you joy and defeat your spirit. And that misery is often supplied through what we choose to focus on and follow.

What difference would your life make if you consciously chose every 'Monday' to praise God amid the problems that come your way? How might your testimony encourage others at the work sight and give them an alternative to embrace?

If you and I would just stop and think about it, Monday is no different than Wednesday or even Friday. Each day has its challenges and with each, choices are made.

Through it all, God gives us an alternative response to what is often considered a mundane 'Monday'. Yes, we can praise God on 'Monday'. And we should because He is worthy!

If you really desire to be effective in your strategic circle of influence, then be different when it counts, especially on 'Mondays'.


God's best to all who give their best,

Pstr K

Psalm 27:1