When others ask me to describe myself, my default answer is typically something along these lines,
Oh, you know, I’m just your average girl next door. There isn’t really anything all that spectacular about me.
To be honest, I have never given much thought to the word, except in math when we were learning about mean, medium, and mode. At first glance, it appears to be a very unassuming word. And that, my friends, is why it is dangerous. Because it is so unassuming. The meaning creeps up on you unexpectedly. It catches you unaware. By the time you discover that your life has been defined as average, you have already lost your effectiveness and you never even knew it.
Average. When applied to one’s character, can be a deadly term. It is to be labeled as one who is ordinary, common, forgettable, easily replaced, often overlooked, mediocre.
You and I were never created to be average.
And we, being the very climax of God’s creation, created in His own likeness, should never be described as such. To do so would be an insult to the Creator Himself.
Friends, the Holy Spirit has brought me under heavy conviction. And as the weight of this truth threatens to crush me, Jesus is delicately whispering into my ear, “I love you, child. But I did not sacrifice Myself to allow you to remain this way. You were created for more. Why settle for ordinary when I have laid before you a path that will lead to the extraordinary?”
Have you ever fallen into the trap that maintaining the status quo is God’s best for you? How did you overcome and begin chasing the extraordinary?