Welcome to Motivational Mondays!
First things first, what is Motivational Mondays?
Just like it sounds, to motivate, to empower, and to encourage you on the first day of a fresh week. I don't know about you but Mondays can be a drag for me, so sometimes words of encouragement and positivity are helpful to start my day off right.
Motivational Monday's topic is: Celebration Over Frustration
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This topic came to my attention a while ago. It made me think about all of the times that we do not Give Ourselves Credit for our accomplishments. I know for me and probably many of you, we spend so much time jumping from one project to the next giving ourselves little time to observe all of the hard work that went into it.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
It made me think of graduating from college. In this life it seems like everything is on such a fast timeline that we never have the time for a break, I’ll explain. We get out of high school and apply for college and spend two, to four, to eight years in school working tirelessly to obtain a degree for a celebration that is over in a flash. Before you know it we are right back on the move again applying for job after job and for some, they are successful while for others, not so much. People are told “you’re overqualified,” “you’re underqualified,” and or “not enough experience.” It is truly frustrating because we are thinking “I have done all of this hard work in school, spent all this money, am deep in debt, and now can’t find work doing what I went to school for!” Many of us at one point or another have had a difficult experience in school where we have encountered a difficult teacher, lazy classmates, hard assignments, and personal situations that made school even more frustrating.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice
Our celebrations should be just as long as our frustration was, if not longer. People can spend months, even years being under trial, and then as soon as they have a breakthrough it's like a 5-minute celebration party off of a long duration of pain and anguish. The scripture clearly reads to rejoice always. Always means to never stop.
When I’m referring to “people” I'm talking about myself as well. I mentioned before in many of my past blog posts that, before I started this journey of bettering and healing myself properly so that I could move on with my life, I had to go back to learn what broke me and start the healing process from there. I was broken for years and I didn't even know, much less other people. For almost 14 years of my life, I bottled up the frustration over my problems until I could no longer stomach them anymore. It took me from 2018 until now to get to the place where I can write my truth and spread my celebrations over my frustrations within every post. Within these past three years, I have grown and matured greatly, but one thing I will never stop doing is celebrating my small beginnings.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin
How many of you have been in a season where you were completely frustrated, and because of that it was hard for you to be optimistic in your situation?
Do you find yourself leaning more on the negative side of things rather than finding the good and positive things in your situation?
Every day that we are able to wake up and have the full activity of our bodies and be in our right minds is a day where we should be celebrating and thanking God profusely, without him nothing is possible. We should be celebrating his grace and mercy and doing it for his glory because at any moment things could change drastically in an instant. We should not spend all of our time sulking in what could, should, or would have been and focus on the present. Just like when we discussed in Attributes of God, Hindsight Being 20/20, and Faith is A Verb God is all-powerful and will provide for each and every one of us, we have to have faith in him and allow him to move in our lives.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
We may not be getting those jobs, not because we are unqualified, but because God has the perfect one out there for us. God may be saving you from something that would have derailed you from what he had in store. Remember that everything happens in His perfect timing, not ours which is why we have to always practice having active faith. Take the time to celebrate what you have accomplished, do not let the frustration at the moment override the joy and the peace that God has for you.
Your celebration should be as long as your frustration was.
**I hope everyone has a safe and blessed week and I will see you all on Saturday for our Weekly Topic Saturdays**
~Just Breathe...A Golden Dream~