Several years ago, I was meeting with a group of girls. I could feel something rise up in me that I could not shake. As the meeting came to a close I couldn’t contain it any longer. I stood up and exclaimed, “Let’s do something extraordinary for God!” This was not the first time I felt this. Since giving my life to Christ, in the last twenty years, there were similar moments where something would stir deep within me and I knew in those moments I was supposed to do something beyond ordinary for God.
And isn’t it just like the enemy to find his way into our world and whisper his lies to God’s people about how “ordinary’ we are and how we could never do anything extraordinary for Him. Satan loves nothing more than to force his lies into our minds the way a nail is pounded into a piece of wood by a hammer.
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can
do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
In Ephesians 2:10, the truth is God created a masterpiece. A masterpiece! You are that masterpiece made anew in Christ. But He goes further. Not only did He make you anew in Christ but also preordained you to do good things. God never intended you or me to be ordinary. We are predestined in Christ to do good things in our life. We were meant to go beyond the ordinary at our jobs, with our hands, in our actions and deeds.
Has the enemy’s lie that you are only ordinary stopped you from taking a step in doing what God has stirred in you? Today you can stop believing those lies and believe God’s truth. You are His beautiful work destined to do extra-ordinary things for Him.
Maybe you are reading this and thinking I have never been stirred to go beyond ordinary for God but you would like to experience this. The presence of Jesus is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Open your heart to Jesus. He’s been there all along waiting on you. Don’t wait any longer. Now is the time.
Prayer for those believing the lies: Lord, I have believed the enemy’s lies long enough. I choose today to believe I was made anew in Christ and you have planned for me to do good things in my life. You have planned for me to go beyond ordinary.
Prayer for those to receive Jesus as Your Savior: Jesus I accept you as my Lord and Savior. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died on the cross and rose from the dead for my sins. Thank You for washing me clean. I am made anew today. I commit my life to You. Stir me, Lord. I want to go beyond ordinary for You.
Hello and Welcome!
Wife, Mother, Adoption Advocate, Writer
Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
Recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award 2016. A program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.