In the first picture, there is a couple in love. The second one features a man’s face. The third one is of a baby, and in the fourth one, there are 10 faces. (Can you find all ten?)
Those artists are amazing arent’ they? Each picture brings glory to its creator as we see and appreciate the intricate detailing of the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Just like these works of art, there is beauty, mystery, and an extraordinary design in every one of us – put there by our Creator – who is anything but ordinary.
However, many of us often fall prey to excuses like, “I’m just a quiet background kind of person” or “I’m not like _____” or “I don’t have anything to give”… and we think that God can’t use us like He uses some who are more verbal or talented or “out there” kind of people. We could be no further from the truth.
In Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby teaches: “The people you generally see in the Scriptures were ordinary. Their relationships with God and the activity of God made them extraordinary… Anyone who takes the time to enter an intimate relationship with God can see Him do extraordinary things through his or her life…”
Are you an ordinary person who wants to be used by God for extraordinary works? Don’t try to go out and do extraordinary things! Instead, focus on seeking and getting to know God in a deep love relationship, studying and obeying His Word, and yield yourself to Him. The result is that He will do the extraordinary through you – in His timing and in His way that will be best for all involved.
Then, when others take a deeper look at your life – they will see the beauty and the incredible detailed plan of an Extraordinary Creator, and He will be mightily glorified through you!
“The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him.” Henry Varley
A men! Love to you extraordinary ordinaries. 🙂