Friday, March 1, 2013

Ordinary or Unique


    Linking up today with Five Minute Friday and today’s word is Ordinary.

God’s purpose.  I dug into Romans 8:28 again today.  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  I don’t know how many times I’ve read that verse, and read commentaries about that verse, and I still try to grasp it’s immensity.  Every time something new is learned. 

So, God’s purpose.  Lately I’ve been struggling with being ordinary.  But I am still thankful for that gift.  It’s so easy to dwell more on comparing myself to others who have “bigger” callings and purposes.   I have at least four good friends who are in the process of adoption, missionary friends widening God’s kingdom, and profound Christian writers who impact others through books and blogs.  There’s even those struggling having to work in a mentally toxic environment, experiencing cancer and leukemia, divorce and other hidden struggles.  I respect all of those people with high regard for living out God’s purpose with obedience and hope.

I guess my struggle is believing and trusting that others can be ministered to through my hopeful words of encouragement.  And as I write this I’m being revealed that it’s OK if I’m not doing “big” things in this community, in this world.  I’ve told myself I’m just ordinary.  (I’ve even told anyone else who’s read from my blog or my Simply Remind Me Facebook page that I’m ordinary.)  God’s plan for me to be a wife, mom, daughter, friend, life story creator, and if it’s His will – continue blogging.

I was having a conversation with an older and wise friend of mine who told me, with a big smile on her face, that she calls herself “unique”, to be the individual God created her to be.   I want to be like her when I grow up.  (Thank you Mitchie.)  I choose to be unique.  I choose to trust that God has purpose and reason for me being Where. I. Am. Right. Now.   He has purpose and reason for you to be Where. You. Are. Right. Now.  We are unique – one and only like us- children of God. 


  1. Found your blog through Five Minute Friday! I really like the distinction you make about being unique. Such a good word to use to describe how God has made each of us. Thank you for writing! : )

    1. Thank you, Olivia. I read and enjoyed your post as well. It's a joy to see your heart for adoption...what a gift your family will be and what a gift you're receiving. Blessings to you!

  2. Hi Beth
    Oh, I don't think our Lord looks at the world with the same eyes as us. Remember when He said that He was hungry and you gave Him something to eat, sick and you visited Him, thirsty and you gave Him something to drink, etc. Well, measured to the world's standards those things are pretty ordinary, but NOT so with our sweet Lord. Happy FMF and a blessed weekend.

    1. Thank you for your comment and I do agree with you! It's always a gift to receive reminders. Blessings!