Friday, May 21, 2010


Somehow I got onto thinking about the word 'ordinary' today.  Most of us would file ourselves in some 'ordinary' category.  The dictionary defines it as; 'of no special quality or interest; commonplace, plain or undistinguished, mediocre.  That does NOT sound very glamorous now does it?  

What about the definition of the word 'extra'?  Webster says, 'beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional.  Okay, so we put those two together 

extra + ordinary 

and we get...beyond commonplace or more undistinguished.  

Well how does one go from being plain to being beyond plain?

A little plain caterpillar can teach us a thing or two, just be patient and watch for the metamorphosis.  A flower can uncover some of this mystery as it goes from a dry seed to a magnificent blossom.  I don't know of anyone who does not LOVE butterflies and flowers.

Extraordinary's  definition is: beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established.  It has markings of being exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable.  

So get this lovey, we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works! (Eph 2:10)

We grow more extraordinary as we grow in Christ.  We morph from old self to new self.  We become more beautiful and fragrant in God's eyes as we spend time with Him, thinking about his word, and practicing the tools and guidelines he has given us to live by. 

This leads to being more undistinguished from the world because we choose to be 'beyond commonplace' and reach for the desires of God's heart.  Are you gettin' this??
Persist in your journey with Christ; he has a plan sweet-pea that includes fluttering and blooming. I am SURE that the caterpillar and seed will reveal that the change is not always glamorous and the journey not easy, but WOW is it worth it to persevere and let God do his thang!!!
I am blessed beyond measure to be surrounded by beautiful women in my life who reflect my Lord and inspire me to do the same!  I pray we will flourish in our morphing and nurture each other along the way.  Because one day, we will stand before the King, THE ONE who created us with a great purpose!  Live today for that glorious moment!


1 comment:

Michelle said...

What encouraging, beautiful words.

I was thinking about the butterfly earlier at my kitchen sink and thinking how we must be willing to be like the little caterpillar or worm and do ordinary every day things to serve Him before we can become that beautiful butterfly!

I love how God teaches us so many lessons about Himself and life through His creation!

Have a blessed weekend, EW.