This is a great reminder at the start of another work week! It is so easy to get caught into a "case of the Mondays", especially when we are not yet where God has ultimately called us to be in our careers. However, there is so much to be thankful for! Choose to start each Monday going through this list:
1) "Give thanks to the Lord!"
Again there is so much to be thankful for! I am sure you can find many things in your life. First and foremost we should thank Him for our salvation, for our place in His family, and for the opportunity to have a relationship with Him. But I am sure there are many other things you can thank Him for. Whether it be family, friends, your job, your house, food on your table, etc. there are many blessings in your life.
Maybe you are not where you want to be but thank Him first that things are better than they could be and thank Him second that things aren't going to stay where they are. You are not stagnant, you are moving forward, praise God!
2) "Make known His deeds among the people... Talk of all His wondrous works!"
Let people know how good your God is! It is difficult to be upset about your situation when you are constantly talking about the miracles that God has done in your life. The problem is that most of us have forgotten those miracles. Remember what He has done and start talking about it every chance you get!
3) "Sing to Him. Sing psalms to Him..."
Sing out your praises! Sing about how great God is. If you feel too self conscious to sing in front of others then sing in your morning devotions. Sing in your car. Sing worship songs that others have wrote but also sing a new song. Let the praise rise from your spirit!
4) "Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face forevermore!"
Take time to seek Him each morning, at the start of each day. Seek to know Him more, seek His glory, seek that relationship with Him, seek the manifestation of His power. Seek His face!
I guarantee that if you start your Monday's with these four things your entire week will be transformed. You will find a new joy, a new peace, and a new motivation to push forward through any trials or difficulties that may present themselves!
Remember His marvelous works that He has done, His wonders, and the judgements of His mouth!