How To Face The Daily Grind
I was on my way to work the other day. I had the radio station on that plays music from the 80’s, 90’s and now. After listening to some songs I didn’t recognize, I heard U2’s It’s A Beautiful Day. I rocked to it for a few minutes just before turning toward my company. I felt great and energized. There’s just one problem.
I don’t always feel that way.
I don’t always think it’s a beautiful day.
Some days, I think it’s a mundane grind.
And I don’t like it.
I think most of us are this way. We get up, do our thing, go home and do it all over again.
Life isn’t always a beautiful day to us. Life isn’t always a vacation. Life isn’t always a mountain top. Let’s not pretend it is.
Rather let’s embrace what God has given us. A job. A family. A house. A home.
But let’s also look for what He is showing us and telling us in those “mundane” things.
I live in the mountains. I get to have a mountain top experience every day. I drive into the valley to go to work. The bonus? I get to drive back looking at the mountain every day. Sure, I don’t like leaving the mountaintop. But I get to drive back to it every night. I see the good and joyful in that experience.
It’s that way in most things. Like the theme song from the Facts of Life when I was a kid, “You take the good, you take the bad, you take them all and there you have the facts of life, the facts of life.”
How do you face the daily grind? By looking and seeing God’s goodness and grace in the midst of it.
Do you get fed up with the daily grind? How do you combat it?