What the article doesn’t discuss is why Monday morning at 11:17 is the moment when so many people feel “most miserable." The obvious answer would seem to be that it’s the beginning of the work week, so we feel the full burden of our weekly responsibilities. The fact is, few of us really enjoy our vocation and fewer still would choose to do what we do if we didn’t need the money. So we slog though our weeks, anxious for Friday to come.
What can be done about those Monday morning blues? Well, if you’re one of those who pine away at work, here’s the good news: You don’t have to do that anymore—you have a choice. Rather than feeling “the most miserable,” you can choose to meet God at 11:17 am every Monday morning. Instead of being overburdened by a job you resent, you can take all you do out of obligation and commit to doing it for God out of joy.
Why be miserable when you don’t have to be? Choose to do that same old, tired, mundane job, “hardily, as unto the Lord?”
Why work "for the man" when you can work for the Man?!?
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).
"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand" (Psalm 16:11).