Average.

What a horrible word for anyone who calls God their Father.

He didn’t make us to be average. Never once does the bible say we should live mediocre lives, accept less than what’s best or succumb to failure.

You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be His own special treasure.  ~Deuteronomy 14:2

All too often I let the world convince me otherwise. The stresses, pressures, tensions and conflicts of everyday life dull the edge of my desire to be who He designed me to be.

Then I catch myself striving for average. Hoping to just get by. Wishing for a “normal” life.

Not only is that wrong-headed it’s disrespectful to God.

Assuming we’re supposed to be ‘good enough’, ‘just okay’ or any other term synonymous with average is a major fail. It’s below the line.

We are called to be the light. His light.

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.” ~ Luke 8:16

And just how am I supposed to be a light if I’m okay with being ok?

A word for the average between light and dark is dim.

Never once have I ever willingly aspired to be dim.

But, I’ve unwittingly become ok with being dim.

And that’s not ok.

A dim light doesn’t shine bright. A dim light doesn’t cast warmth on all those around it. A dim light does nothing more than flicker and die.

He made me for more. He made YOU for more.

He made us to be great.

So what are you going to do today to be great?

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