Thursday, March 28, 2013

My “Extra” Ordinary Days

Holley Gerth’s God-sized dream team question for this week…
Sometimes when we’re really focused on the destination we can miss the journey along the way. What’s a typical day in your life like right now? How can you see God’s hand in the middle of the “small” and ordinary too?

A typical day in my life sounds ordinary.

I’m a wife and a mother, so I juggle schedules and responsibilities, trying to make sure everyone gets where they need to be, while keeping up on laundry, housekeeping, meals, and well, you get the picture.

I also work at my church. I assist the senior pastor, so I juggle schedules, meetings, and projects, trying to make sure he knows where he needs to be and when, while keeping up with all the other behind-the-scenes necessities.

In my, ahem, free time, I write, while also trying to spend time reading, exercising, dreaming God-sized dreams, and spending time with loved ones.

And, I can get super-stressed-out…sometimes I handle it well, but more often than not, I don’t.

See? Pretty ordinary.

Except, it’s not, because there’s a piece I didn’t tell you.

I’m a daughter of the King, and I walk with Him every day in this journey of life.

He’s there to guide and correct me.

He listens and encourages me to talk with Him.

He speaks wisdom through His Word, and He’s patient when I just don’t get it.

He leads me in the God-sized dreams He’s planted in my heart, and opens my eyes to new possibilities.

God takes my ordinary days and makes them extraordinary.

That’s because He has plans for me. From the moment He thought to create me, He knew.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

When my days seem endless and without hope, I know there’s more to God’s plans for me.

When I don’t understand how life took this turn, I know it’s not the end of the road.

When I’m at the end of my rope, God lengthens it and ties a giant knot for me to hold on to.

He adds the “extra” to my ordinary days.

What is an ordinary day like for you? Where do you see God adding the “extra?”

In Christ,
Laura  

Linking up with Holley Gerth, #TellHisStory, WholeHearted Home, Winsome Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, and Faith Filled Friday.                                                                                                                                 

3 comments:

  1. So beautiful my friend. I get this. We lead very similar lives, even in our area of work. I am so thankful that with God, no day is ordinary. Love you!

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  2. I can see it all over you ... all that extra He's added to your ordinary! xo

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  3. Laura, this was such an encouragement to me RIGHT NOW :-) I loved it too. Thanks for linking up with me over at WholeHearted Home.

    This is a great inspration for a post to continue the conversation.

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