Will my life count for less if I never publish the great American novel? Are my posts pointless if I never go viral? If all my labors for the least of these never produces a ground swell of action, has it all been for nought? Is my success contingent upon my prosperity?
Is there anything wrong with being ordinary? Is prosperity measured by means other than the bottom line? Can an ordinary person leave an extra-ordinary legacy?
I point you to The Word and all those examples of ordinary men and women who God used to produce extra-ordinary events. Yesterday's post about Mary, here, is a prime example. God took a young innocent- uneducated teenager and allowed her to birth His own son. Her legacy is eternal. I remind you Mary had NO idea her legacy would live eternally. She was obedient, she did her part all while living an ordinary life.
The disciples were ordinary men from ordinary means--and they were used for eternal purposes of being the first to begin the world wide spread of the message. Ordinary men who never knew the impact of their labors would last for all eternity.
The next time you are feeling ordinary---do not despair-but remember how God uses the most ordinary for His eternal purpose. In your obedience and doing your best in the ordinary of the day to day---God's fame is loudly proclaimed with eternal consequence. God's greatness shines brightest when He takes the ordinary and makes it the extraordinary.