|Not much “bait” there.|
Ouch! Sorry. You can’t become extraordinary. It’s impossible (that’s really a bait and switch isn’t it? Dirty trick!).
“But I’m like a snowflake! I’m one in a million!”
No. You’re one OF about 7 billion. That’s ordinary (and flaky if you really said you’re a snowflake).
|Item is actually sold by Christian
bookseller. Narcissism anyone?
“But my mom says I’m extraordinary!”
That says more about your mom than it does you.
“But God loves me! Haven’t you heard John 3:16 you downer you? That means I AM extraordinary!”
Yes I’ve heard John 3:16. And I agree. God LOVES you. Absolutely. But not just you. He loves “the world”. Sorry but that brings in that other 6.99999 billion. That sounds kind of like ordinary to me…
So I’m not extraordinary? Thanks a lot David! Hard to get happy after that!!
Au contraire mon fraire (that’s French you know)
While our “ordinariness” may seem like a bitter pill to swallow in our “look at me aren’t I fabulous” self centered, self seeking society, it’s actually quite freeing and encouraging. Here’s why:
1. This extraordinary God who flung the stars into space…He cares about you. He has numbered the hairs on your head. He loves you. NOT because of who YOU are or how “special” you are.
God loves you because of – get this – it’s good – because of who HE is.
David was so ordinary that when Sam says to Jesse “call your sons”, David was:
Have you ever felt like that? I have. Many times. You’ve heard of the position “left field” in baseball? My position was called “left out.” We’ve all been left out at some point.
I Sam 16:7
|David with Goliath’s head. This picture was definitely
not in my children’s Bible. Most excellent though.
Sam asks Jesse “Are these all your boys?” Jesse says “Oh yeah, there’s that one…ummmmm…the sheep boy, but he’s busy.” And of course, THAT’S DAVID, GOD’S MAN, GOD’S ANOINTED, GOD’S LEADER, GOD’S CHOSEN KING FOR THE NATION FORGOTTEN WITH THE SHEEP!!!
All caps because I am shouting its so absurd.
Go read the story. So very fascinating. David is brought in from the field. Samuel anoints him, and at that moment the Spirit of the Extraordinary God “RUSHED” upon David.
I Sam 16:13
I just love this!
I am ordinary. Wanting to be used by God who is extraordinary.