There is one group of letters I have heard all of my life – TGIF – that stands for “thank God it’s Friday” or “thank goodness it’s Friday.”
I believe the reason so many people say this is because they look at Monday through Friday as the traditional workweek. After work on Friday, they have the whole weekend to recuperate.
Many look at their places of employment as hardships or places of stress – they dread going into work on Monday.
There actually have been many songs written about the drudgery of Mondays.
My contention is that we ought to have a change of heart and mind to the point that we easily can say “TGIM.” or “thank God it’s Monday,” or any day for that matter.
We ought to be thankful we have jobs to go to, that we have the strength to go to work or that we get to live in America. The greatest thing to be thankful for even on Mondays is that God loves us and made a way for us to spend eternity in heaven.
What do you do if you hate your job? Ask the Lord to change your attitude about your job.
Paul told the church in Ephesus that as new believers, they were to put off the old self and put on the new self, which included having the attitude of their minds changed.
Learn to love your job and realize God probably has a purpose for you being there.
Secondly, there are those rare occasions when you may need to ask God to open up a new job because of unfair treatment, etc.
No matter what your station in life – retired, unemployed, disabled or working – you can get up every day and praise God for his goodness and mercy. You can rejoice in the fact that you will have another day to serve Christ and fulfill God’s purpose.