Monday…. Let’s talk about Monday. It’s amazing how the short hours of the morning can set the stage for the entire day. Likewise, how the start of Monday can set the stage for the whole week!
So when I got my butt out of bed on time, showered, packed a kid up for camp, got bills paid and dinner in the crock pot before leaving for the gym this morning I felt on TOP OF THE WORLD! I mean seriously, that’s enough adulting to last me an entire week.
Yet, no matter how much I prep, plan and prepare for the day ahead, there is always mayhem to be found. And with three little boys, we seem to find plenty of mayhem!!!!
Little reminders that I don’t fight this fight of life alone. Scripture reminds me in Ephesians 6:12, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.”
It is so easy to forget that I am fighting a spiritual battle day in and day out.
So in an effort to keep my heart and mind in the right perspective, I keep a jar of fresh-cut flowers on my dining room table. I pass it multiple times a day. And every time I pass those flowers I am reminded that life is short. Just like those flowers on my table will wilt and die, my life too shall pass one day. I want to make my days on this earth count. I want to live my life intentionally.
Because when I set the stage of my life with purpose and intentionality I stop playing a victim to the hard stuff of life. I live with purpose. I better control my emotions. And it’s amazing the difference I find on the days when I am intentional versus the days I am not as intentional. (i.e. throwing corn dog nuggets at small children….clearly a day of not being intentional with my emotions.)
Today isn’t perfect, no day will be. But I can be intentional about not letting the mayhem of Monday mess of up my week.