Friday, March 1, 2013

Only Extraordinary


It's time for Five Minute Friday again. Today's word (one I have become quite familiar with):

Ordinary

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I have found myself sighing deeply lately. Whenever I do, I remember Ma in the Little House books admonishing Laura when she heard her sighing. Apparently there is a wealth of words in a sigh.

For me it is a sighing out the weariness - the weariness of being ordinary. All around me I see others soaring to great heights - their gifts being used in miraculous ways to further God's kingdom. I sigh, confess the envy that is wont to creep in to this ordinary heart and whisper to Him that I'm tired of being ordinary.

Why this longing to "be somebody?" Why this yearning for something more; always something more. 

He whispers back that He doesn't make "ordinary." Everything He does is extraordinary - including the knitting together of me. What I perceive as ordinary will become extraordinary when I give it back to Him. 

He gently reminds me that in His eyes I am far more than ordinary. And really - it those eyes that matter most.

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Linking up with the other extraordinary women at Lisa-Jo's:

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Blessings,
Linda

5 comments:

  1. I am in a very quiet place..tucked away...and the enemy wants me to think there is a parade going by and I am on the side...watching and being left behind. But what is place is teaching and working in me is...that He sees me...and I want to being seen, valued and known by Him to truly be enough for me...to be the cake, so to speak...the rest is the icing. This blogging world is wonderful...but it does have its pitfalls. In this circle of the blog world...it is a very young place...and we are from a different generation...we may not "keep up" with these younger ones...but we don't have to be left behind either...God has a way for us to finish this part of our life strong and courageous ...it may look different...but it doesn't have less value...and Linda...you are a value to those IRL...those whose lives you touch on a daily...weekly bases....you are His treasure and you have value...and He sees you...His extra ordinary daughter. much love to you~

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  2. You are right..those are the eyes that matter! Oh how quickly we forget!

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  3. Great working on the word ordinary. God only wants us - His creation. And that is a pretty extraordinary one. So in His eyes we are extraordinary. He has called us to be ... and the closer we get to Him the better we can know Him. Then He will do something extraordinary out of our "ordinariness".

    Blessings
    janis www.janiscox.com

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  4. How easily we fall into this mindset. Your words always bring blessing.

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  5. I think this is not uncommon in an age where we see so many things going on for us to accomplish. (To be)

    I have had envy like this. Lately i have been realizing that it is because of my reasoning behind the doing that was out of line, which was causing problems in how i looked at things, which caused a whole caboodle of conundrum.

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