Yep! It’s Monday again, and here comes the monotony of the “work-a-day” world full force towards us. It’s so easy to want to pull up the covers and stay were you are.
So it seems like one of those days that we need to turn to the the expert in futility – the write of Ecclesiastes. It is well know that this dude, King Solomon, realized the vanity and futility that sits right int the face of men. However, he didn’t give up, nor give him. For he make this declaration:
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (New International Version)
Well, that’s a little morbid, but its real. We get one chance at this little game of life. I think the Message is even more plain on this topic:
7-10 Seize life! Eat bread with gusto,
Drink wine with a robust heart.
Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure!
Dress festively every morning.
Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.
Relish life with the spouse you love
Each and every day of your precarious life.
Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange
For the hard work of staying alive.
Make the most of each one!
Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!
This is your last and only chance at it,
For there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think
In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed. (Ecclesiastes 9:10, The Message)
So here’s the deal, yep, Monday stinks. But we only get so many of them. Lets make ’em count! Get out there with all your might and impact the world around you!
Do it up!