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Ordinary to Extraordinary

I was talking with a couple of friends recently and it was brought up how God uses us, and what an honor it is to be used by God!


I don’t know about you, but I feel completely unworthy at times. I feel totally undeserving much of the time. Yes, life is hard, but God has poured out His blessing on us, really, He has.


I think I love that about God. He takes ordinary people and does extraordinary things through them. Things we never could have accomplished on our own.


I, like King David, just want to praise His name for the mighty things he has done in my life. He took an 8th grade drop-out and did extraordinary things with her life; is doing extraordinary things with her life.


In the words of Jason R. Doll “God didn’t make you to be ordinary; He made you to be extraordinary.”


Cal Ripken Junior became an extraordinary baseball player by doing an ordinary thing: he showed up for work. He did it again and again and again—a record 2,632 consecutive times. The hall-of-fame shortstop first appeared in the Baltimore Orioles starting lineup on May 30, 1982 in a game against the Seattle Mariners and his name was not absent until September 20, 1998. Talk about a work ethic!

God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan. Moses, Abraham, King David, Peter and Saul, were just ordinary people who God used in extraordinary ways. In the same way, God will use you to do extraordinary things.

Throughout the Scripture we read over and over about God using ordinary people to fulfill His plans and answer prayer. From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord used ordinary people to meet extraordinary achievements. He made extraordinary leaders out of ordinary men.


You see, whenever God wants to do something extraordinary in God’s good creation, God turns to ordinary people. Throughout history, God has asked ordinary people to do the extraordinary on his behalf: Noah. Gideon. Joseph. Abram and Sarai. Jacob. David. Moses. Debra. Elijah. Paul. Isaiah. Rahab. Jonah. Jeremiah. Ezekiel. Elizabeth. Mary.


All of them were ordinary people. Called by God. To do the extraordinary …– Jason R. Doll


Friend, you might feel unqualified to do what you feel God calling you to do. There is a saying, “If God leads you to it, He will lead you through it.” Trust Him. He has extraordinary plans for your life!


I will leave you with this.


Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-31 The Message

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