Every Day The Same
Friday - May 15th
Today's Scripture to Read: Psalm 118:19-24
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
What day is it again? If you've been feeling like all days blur together lately, you're definitely not alone. As millions of Americans continue to spend 24 hours per day at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's become strangely common for people to forget what day it is. According to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, commissioned by the makers of RXBAR, the average person can't recall which day it is five times per week. For me, it is more like five times per day.
Nearly 80% of those surveyed said that at this point, each day is just like the one before. Humorously, 59% of respondents didn't even know what day it was when they filled out the survey.
The monotony we have been experiencing cannot be good for us physically and emotionally. A significant number of participants (65%) said they're struggling to stay motivated while living under stay-at-home orders. Nearly 75% have "given up on real clothes" and spend all day every day in pajamas or sweats.
According to the survey, many of us are struggling with work. We feel unprepared for professional zoom calls, and 69% just can't focus on work tasks while at home.
As followers of Christ, we get our motivation, energy, and drive from the Lord. Each day is a gift from Him to us. When we see this day and our lives as His, it changes everything. It doesn't mean that we immediately know what day it is during a pandemic. It does mean each day is unique and has God-given opportunities of its own.
The Psalmist declared, "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." When we get lost in the malaise of day in and day out routine, it's time to spend time with the Lord. Draw on Who He is to understand the special gift that today is from Him. Thank Him for it. Plan to start each day talking to Him, dedicating it to Him. Ask Him to bring fresh conversations and new opportunities for that day. Choose to rejoice and be glad that you have been given this day from God.
You may not know what day it is, but God gave it to you, and you can walk with Him through it.