No Ordinary Days
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
Irritable and restless, I wanted something new. I was unamused with the idea of another Monday, just like the many Mondays before this. Where’s the adventure? Where’s the fun? After a week of vacation and my birthday week, the idea of just a typical week seemed unpalatable.
I moseyed down the stairs, plopped onto the couch, and asked Jesus: “What can I do to make today less ordinary?”
With tender love and mercy, He hit me over the head with some truth.
Every single day we have the opportunity to be Christ in the world. Every single day we are called to lead with radical, reckless, generous love. Every single day He calls us higher and deeper and farther. There are no ordinary days. In Christ, every day is an extraordinary one.
Are you living like that? Do you believe, with your whole heart, that you are called to a life of adventure and service and joy? Do you trust that God has no ordinary days in store for you? Do you know that His plan for your life is as far from boring and monotonous as it could be?
I needed this reminder today, and maybe you do too. Get up and go to work with apostolic zeal. Abolish your boredom with an act of service. Stop the scroll and set a ten minute timer to be in silence with Him. No day is ordinary when Jesus is invited in, when He is given the front row seat in our lives. “Ordinary” is of the world. “Extraordinary” is our inheritance. Open your hands to receive it.
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Jane Kennedy lives in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and works in criminal justice reform. When she’s not working or writing, she’s probably catching up with friends on FaceTime, getting lost in Rock Creek Park, quoting C.S. Lewis, or trying to recreate Salt and Straw ice cream at home.