Words of Life: Everyday life and ordinary people
By Kay Owen-Larson
“God said, ‘Let Us (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness.’” Genesis 1:26a
Do you feel bogged down with life? Do your thoughts run something like this: “I do the same things every day? Life is dull. I can’t wait for this day to be over. Is there anything else in life?” When you look at others, do you see yourself as being different? Do you think you’re special to anyone? Do you see yourself as just an “ordinary” person?
When I left my house one day after the storm and watched the water as it ran rapidly down the sidewalks and streets, I thought of the difference the sun makes when it touches the snow. Then another thought came to my mind; “what a difference the Son makes when He touches our lives.”
He changes our everyday lives into lives filled with Himself, and our lives become filled with meaning and purpose. Then we begin to see ourselves not as just “ordinary” people but as “extraordinary.” We begin to see ourselves as God sees us, as persons of value. Our sense of value should be based solely on the fact that we are children of the Most High God. God made us as persons of value when He created us. Genesis 1:26 tells us that we are made in His image, according to His likeness. He sees our potential and we are His prized possession.
God wants to fill our lives with His love, and when we are transformed by His love it will naturally overflow and touch those lives around us. He wants the best for us NOW! We don’t have to wait until tomorrow or next week to know His love and let Him change us into extraordinary people.
Be energized today by his love. Let His love make a difference in your life and the lives of others around you. Step out of the old mold of everyday life, step into faith, and let God show you how to live extraordinary lives. God loves using “ordinary” people like you and me to do His will. Today you may not feel extraordinary, but remember, you have an extraordinary God!