Mission Monday

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So, it’s Monday….most people’s least favorite day of the week.  At this point, you’re either laying in bed contemplating on what excuse to use in order to get out of work or you’re swallowing the huge pill labeled “ADULT” and proceeding to go about your day.  As you scroll your timeline, I’m more than sure you see a lot of “Motivation Monday” posts on Instagram and Facebook, but do they really motivate you?  Are you really going about your day with an extra boost of energy ready to conquer the world after reading it or is it just worth a quick double tap?

What’s your mission today?  What goals do you plan on crushing?  What giants do you plan on slaying today and everyday afterward?

 

I read the following in my devotional this morning:

“We should be on a mission and that mission is to be who God intended us to be as we live and work in His world for His glory.” -‘What is My Mission’ (via the Bible app)

Yes, to those of this world, Mondays can be a drag, but as God’s people, we must be joyous in each day that we are blessed to receive and do the work that God intended for us.  We have to have the intention that everything we do is for God and give everything nothing less than what He would approve of.

“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” -Psalms 90:17

Start the week off the right way and be ready to be on a mission for God.  Get up.  Plant your feet on the ground and push through anything holding you back.  Devote yourself to God each morning and have a conversation with Him.  Dragging your feet is not an option anymore.  There are too many blessings to be had and souls to be fed for us as believers to continuously push the snooze button.  Just being present and allowing His works to shine through us can make a huge impact on others.

What’s your mission?

 

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God Is Not Mad At You

GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU

The Lord Is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works”

-Psalms 145:8-9

A lot of us live our lives ashamed of our selves and ashamed to seek God’s face in times of despair.  We feel that if we don’t have a spot free past that He will forsake us.  We feel that if we are living in sin that He will turn His back toward us.  Even when Eve committed the very first sin, God still loved her in this mist of her shame and guilt.  Contrary to popular belief, God does not hold on to our shortcomings against us in fierce anger.  When we continuously think this way, it leaves ample time for the devil to make his way into our lives and cause so much confusion.  We slowly distance ourselves away from the will of God and find it harder to find our way back on the right path in fear of being a disappointment to others and especially God.  It’s similar to a child in fear of disappointing their parent and keeping distance from them when they’ve done wrong.

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:

Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.

-Jeremiah 31:3

God’s love is eternal and everlasting despite our flaws.  I know it may be difficult to believe because of human interaction.  When we disappoint our friends and loved ones, we find that they may not forgive so easily or take us back with open arms.  God is not of this world.  He created us and knows everything we are doing and will do.  He created the blueprint for the plans He has in our lives.  We are always welcome back in His arms despite our flaws, mishaps, sins, or just bad decisions.

I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.  Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

-Psalms 116: 1-2

Call out to the Lord in times of need.  When you feel alone, depressed, or stressed, He is the listening ear that will always be available.  God will always have the solutions to your problems and will guide you and keep you.  He is a forgiving God. He will guide you back on the path you were meant to follow and never lead you astray.
What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?”

-Romans 8:31

Just know that you are not alone and God will always be there for you regardless of wrong doing.  God is not mad at you.  Don’t sit dwelling in your past.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  God has blessed you with a fresh start, a new beginning.  Take advantage of it right now and start off by giving Him praise for all of His grace and mercy toward you.

 

Motivation Monday- Col 3:23

Happy Monday! (1)“Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men.”- Col 3:23

Hey there freauxs!  Happy Monday.

As we begin a brand new week, let us step into it with a new mindset.  I know that Mondays are not usually anyone’s favorite day of the week, but it is a chance to start a new and put forth great effort to accomplish new goals.  Let’s keep the above scripture in mind and work heartily for the Lord.

Personally,  when I wake up knowing that I am working to please the Lord and no one else, I get an extra boost to get going.  As I open my planner and see what’s ahead of me, it can be overwhelming, but God always makes a way.  I just put my trust in Him to guide my every foot step to get me through the week.

Just remember that there were several people that did not have the opportunity to wake up this morning.  The blessing of life is the biggest blessing of all.  God saw fit to give you the opportunity to praise Him just one more time, to be thankful one more day, and to be a blessing to someone else once more. Treat every task throughout your day as you are doing it for the Lord and see how much of a difference that makes!

Here are a few things I do to keep my mind steadfast on God as I cruise through the week:

  1. Wake up earlier and have a devotion each morning to start your day. You’ll find yourself in such joy and clarity to get through the rest of the day.
  2. Let God speak to you. Stop talking and listen.
  3. Walk according to the purpose He has placed in you.
  4. Play your favorite praise music in the house as you get ready for work and play it in the car on the way to your destination. I even have headphones at work to listen to my worship music while I work.
  5. Even with a busy schedule, make time for prayer throughout the day. It’s mandatory.

By implementing these things in your daily life, you will find that nothing of this world can come in the way of the joy of the Lord.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”- Rom 15:13

Have a blessed and productive week!