It’s one of those days when I feel so plain.
A tad, well, ordinary.
And I know, I know, I know the truth. That I am. Ordinary.
Except I’m not. To Him, I’m not.
Why is it such a struggle to be okay with the ordinary when surrendering to that makes us so completely extraordinary? Why do I look for the praise of man, the love of others, when I know the unfailing love of the King and the pride of Big Brother Jesus?
It’s like this fever within us, the desire to be more. More than ordinary. And it creeps up when we least expect it, even when we’re in the midst of reveling in the extraordinary that He reveals to us.
At first, it’s just a quiet whisper.
We shove it aside, hoping it will go away on its own. But it doesn’t. It grows stronger still, this whisper that we are ordinary, plain, nothing special. And gaining strength, the whisper goes even deeper. You are weak. Your faith is weak. You are worthless.
With a groan, we turn to it, not wanting the whisper to be true, but fearing all the while that it is. Why do we turn to it before turning away, my sisters?
Why do we listen to that whisperer, the Father of Lies?
Why don’t we turn instead to that Voice of Truth?
The Voice that calls us Beloved, Chosen, My People, Redeemed Saints,
Vessels, Lights in a dark world,
Worthy of a one and only Son, Brides of Christ.
Is there anything ordinary about being a bride? I think those of us who are married would say it’s the day in our lives when we felt most special, most beautiful, most beloved.
There is nothing ordinary about bearing the names He gives us!
Be still, whispers.
Roar aloud, Voice of Truth!
Because Satan is defeated. And we…we are new creations. He no longer has dominion over us.
So, be gone foul whisperer!
Of the One True King.
Ordinary people, extraordinary children.
We can be confident of that.
1 Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession,
so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”
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