We've all heard it, right? I don't like Mondays. So why aren't you jumping out of bed on Monday? Here's six very real reasons why you may dislike the first day of the traditional work week, and 10 Christian devotional affirmations that could energize your Monday morning.
1. If you got a full night's sleep but still feel tired on Monday morning, chances are you're not emotionally invested in what you're doing.
2. If you have the Monday blues it's possible that you're not prepared for the day, or the week. If Monday feels overwhelming, Sunday should be your time to get mentally and emotionally ready.
3. It's easy to hate things other people hate too. Maybe other people's misery is rubbing off on you. It's so important to remain positive. A positive thinking mental strategy, like a devotional program can go a long way at keeping you mentally and emotionally strong.
4. You don't love what you do. "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life?" No one really knows the true origin of this saying, but it's the mantra of many ecstatic business owners, entrepreneurs, charitable servants, and religious leaders.
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5. Most people see Mondays as the end of one life and the beginning of another, with the weekend seen as the a time of fun and true living. If that's the case, you may be living a double life. This goes back to loving what you do.
6. Monday struggles can be associated to returning to the "grind", meaning having to withstand pressure and stress for the things we want. This speaks directly to our collective psychology of accumulating things. Fulfillment is found in our unity with Christ.
10 Christian Devotional Affirmations For Monday
Focusing your mind solely on Jesus early Monday morning is a wonderful way to get your mind aligned with what's important while keeping you inspired through the day. Consider making Sunday a day of true love and worship, this will reinforce you daily devotional practice.
- I am in Jesus and love others.
- I am in Jesus and love God.
- I am in Jesus and serve God.
- I am in Jesus and do God's will
- I am in Jesus and prosper.
- I am in Jesus, everything works out.
- I am in Jesus, He strengthens me.
- I am in Jesus, He provides for me.
- I am in Jesus, He guides me according to His purpose.
- I am in Jesus, we are one.
Daily Devotional Techniques
1. It's important to start first thing in the morning. Wake up a few minutes early to get a head start on your day.
2. Choose one or two devotionals from the list for your practice. It can be any two, it doesn't matter which two you pick.
3. Get into a comfortable seated position, close your eyes and focus your mind on the devotional affirmation.
4. As you focus, your mind will inevitably become still. That's good. During this time you may experience true worship toward God and Jesus. This step may last 4 to 5 minutes.
5. You can move on to the next devotional affirmation, or you can stop. Take a deep breath and slowly open your eyes. Thank Jesus. Now you're ready for the day.
Next week try another devotional affirmation. You'll also find it helpful to repeat them throughout the day. This is a great way to reinforce your early morning practice.
God bless you. We're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.