Dear Beloved One,
I was sitting and thinking about life and how people ( like myself) get stuck in a routine and life itself becomes ordinary . We live that routine to the fullest and dare someone or something to change that routine .But Jesus did not live that way. He lived an extraordinary life and all in an extraordinary 33 1/2 years. In the second part of John 10:10 Jesus says “ I have come that they may have life and they may have it more abundantly “( NKJV).Sound great right? Well why aren’t more of us (including me) living it? I thought about this question because when you say it, it seemed so simple. It seemed like “hey you take a couple of trips buy a couple of toys and called it a day” type of thing. But when you actually take time to process the question and analyze it, you realize that there is a life that comes between those trips and buys. And that life may not be so extraordinary .I finally came to the conclusion that I had to check what I call extraordinary and if it lined up with the Bible .
I have to admit that what was extraordinary to me may have been a little out of line with the bible. It included the trips and the expensive buys along with the upscale job ( with the power title to match ), the pay( can anyone say six figures!), and the “you better not sit on my couch or waste anything on my floor” house. Can you see anything missing? Well what I called living didn’t include anything spiritual and it was most certainly selfish. Now before I move on , I know you are saying what’s wrong with the trips and if I can “ afford it” buys . Nothing actually. I believe they have their place, but as a believer our extraordinary life includes Jesus Christ and service. Jesus traveled and while traveling rendered service. He wasn’t too proud or too snooty to get with the people that weren’t like Him . He made an impact on people live that changed them forever for the better.
Extraordinary calls for extra work and more time than we are willing or can’t give up. It’s giving more of yourself than you are comfortable with for the betterment of others. That type of stuff takes time. I understand that but Jesus took the time to make sure we would be impacted by His life for the better , all by giving His . As followers I believe we can do the same. Impact someone else’s life for the better