From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Someone once said that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little “extra.” We all love to hear stories of ordinary people become extraordinary. People who have been transformed from rags to riches, from vague to vogue, from bleak to bright, from ordinary to extraordinary.

God took a small clan and out it burst forth the Messiah. He used a young teenage girl like Mary to become the mother to the Savior of the World. He positioned a slave like Joseph to be the second in command in Egypt. God is in the business of taking what is ordinary and making it extraordinary. He did it for Bethlehem, Mary, Joseph, David and He’ll do it for you and me. He is not glorified by using wise, gifted, and talented people. He finds great exhilaration in taking humble, simple ordinary people who are surrendered, available and willing to be used by Him. Anything we choose to take out of our own hands and place in His Hands will become extraordinary. He will do it!

Father, today I ask you to take my heart and mold it as you see fit! I surrender all my desires, my limited perception, and my life to you. I give you back the gifts and talents You’ve given me and place them in Your Hands to use as you see fit. I place it all in Your Hands today and ask to do with it whatever You choose. May you turn this ordinary life into something extraordinary for your Glory! In Jesus Name I pray…Amen!

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