Hello, hello, dearest readers. It’s once again Friday (I see a pattern developing here or something 😉 ) so it is time for Five Minute Friday… Each week, I pop over to Lisa-Jo’s place, link up with her and then we write (for 5 minutes) based on the prompt that she gives us.
It’s pretty easy. And fun. And a great way to get adrenaline pumping (and braincells firing) early in the morning.
Today’s prompt: Ordinary
I am not ordinary.
Now, I don’t say that because I’m “special…” I’m really not. I’m just not ordinary. Not normal. Not typical.
And it’s a fun/challenging/neverboring way to live life. (Whoever created the idea of “ordinary” anyways? Seriously. Ordinary is so overrated.)
We all have our lil things that make us less than ordinary. For me? Let’s see… I am not ordinary because…
I am a certified auctioneer. (And have the diploma from Missouri Auction School to prove it.)
I created my Senior prom outfit out of duct tape. (That crap is sweaty, FYI– but economical. Only $32 to go to prom. Yes, please!)
I went to Citizen’s Police Academy during my 5th Senior year at K-State– just because I could.
I am a wife who is ok with picking up and moving every few years to follow my beloved husband. (Thanks, army.)
But most of all– I’m not ordinary because I’m a follower of Jesus in a world that says “Me, me, me, it’s all about me!!”
And let’s be honest– Jesus Himself was far from ordinary. People scoffed at Him, hated Him, accused Him of being self-righteous, worshipped Him, slandered Him, loved Him… and yes, they even crucified Him.
Do you fit any of those not-so-ordinary descriptors? If so… Embrace it… Because Jesus calls us all to be extraordinary for Him. He digs it. Seriously. We can be not-so-ordinary for Christ even in our most ordinary daily tasks.
Being a Christian in both word and deed isn’t easy… But I tell you what friend– it sure it worth it.
So next time someone says to “Ug, why can’t you just be NORMAL?!?” Remember: It’s overrated. Ordinary living? Yeah, not so much. Jesus living is much more fulfilling.
In what ways are you not-so-much ordinary? Do you embrace it or struggle with it? How has God called you to live for Him? I would love to hear from you! Leave your thoughts below in our faithful comment section.
Blessings of the not-so-ordinary kind,
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” ~Romans 12:1 MSG