Why I (Try) to Love Mondays

The great thing about all my long runs landing on Sundays? Getting the opportunity to run into a new week with a smile! 

Our days may come to seventy years,
    or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
    for they quickly pass, and we fly away.  Teach us to number our days
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:10 and 12 

Our pastor referenced this verse yesterday and it really spoke to me. How many times do we "number our days" only to try to make them pass more quickly?! Only three more days until Friday, or T-14 days until vacation! The days in between are just a big hurdle we have to survive until we get to LIVE OUR BEST LIVES. 

The above Psalm cautions against exactly this. We read these words, and say of course we know life is short!? After all, isn't carpe diem the unofficial American motto?

But so often we don’t truly process it to the point that we live that truth. We use the uncertainty of life as an excuse to make brash decisions in reaction to our FOMO (fear of missing out) instead of simply cherishing the life we've been given. 

And before you quit reading, let me say I AM THE MOST GUILTY of this. I constantly run around like a chicken with my head cut off, feeling the need to fix, accomplish, or experience everything, so by the end of the week, I’m left reeling and wondering where my life went. 

I’m praying that God will help me lead a more purposeful and intentional life; that I can have a daily, positive impact on others and value relationships with God, family, and friends over just getting things done. This is something I’m sure I’ll have to work on my whole life, but I’m hoping that putting it to word will help solidify that desire in my heart. So I challenge you to join me in attempting to appreciate and live fully EVERY day of the week, instead of just sprinting to the weekend. 

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