Whether you’re a rock star, a pro wrestler, or just an everyday joe, the way you make your entrance is of the utmost importance.
You can tell a lot from someone’s entrance. Are they loud? Quiet? Strong? Weak? Confident? Defeated?
Every Monday morning, you decide how you will make your entrance into the week. Maybe you need a little entrance music to motivate you:
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A new week can overcome you before it even begins. Your mind may weigh heavy with the consequences of all your past failures from the previous week. Your body may still be reeling from losing an hour of sleep this weekend.
The great thing about Monday is you have the choice to see things in a new way. Today can be a fresh start. You can leave the old you behind on Monday and start seeing things differently.
As the boys from Mumford And Sons bellow in “Roll Away Your Stone”:
It seems that all my bridges have been burnt
But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works.
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with every start
Sometimes we let the darkness we expect dominate the way in which we think. We expect the worst.
Like when Jesus died, a group went to collect his body for a proper burial.
When the followers rolled away the stone covering Jesus’s grave, they expected to see the savior’s body dead and decaying.
Instead they saw an empty tomb. Their worst fears proved to be unfounded.
Jesus understood how to make an entrance. The empty grave paved the way for His triumphant reappearance. It showed the fears we expect out of the world are made empty in the presence of a resurrected savior.
The darkness we expect is more often than not a figment of our imagination. We expect the worst but our fears are typically unfounded. God is not out to get us.
It’s time to make your entrance today. It’s time to roll away the stone. It’s time to face your fears, believing as John writes that God’s perfect love will cast out all fear (1 John 4:18)
Will you walk into the arena with your head hung low, overwhelmed by the responsibilities which lie before you? Or will you approach the week with joy and excitement at 7 new days of opportunities, confident in God’s perfect love?