Any day can be extraordinary when you step outside your circle of expectation – you’ve heard me say it a hundred times.
Here’s the deal: God did not call us to an “ordinary” life. However, some of us work so hard at trying to achieve ordinary. Think about it – we work diligently to try to get all our ducks in a row – our finances, our schedules, our children, our work load, and our ministries. We stress, we whine, we freak, we worry. If you’re anything like me, there’s a constant quest for “normal”. To be able to say “THERE, all is right with the world.”
Ordinary feels good to most of us…perhaps because ordinary means our life and our expectations are under control.
Let’s consider the inspirational stories found in the Bible. I think it’s safe to say that not one of the lives depicted would be labeled NORMAL. We have lepers, demon possessed, prostitutes, people ready to sacrifice their children, people in a furnace, people wrestling bears, a wedding running out of wine – I mean that’s some stress! Those people were NOT in control of their situations. And yet that’s where real life happened.
Inspiration, growth and miracles happen outside of normal, outside of ordinary.
Maybe your life is far from normal today. Maybe CONTROL isn’t even an option. Here’s the challenge:
Embrace the crazy, strap in for the adventure…give FAITH a go!
Walking in faith, embracing the moment, enables us to live in the EXTRAORDINARY. –A place where you never really know what’s going to happen…
BUT – you can always trust that God is doing far more than you ever imagined.