Just Be Ordinary

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.  Acts 4:13 (NIV)

Think of the people God has used in your life.  Most of them were just ordinary people doing what God called them to do.  It could have been your grandmother or mother praying for you when you were headed down the wrong path.  It could have been a friend or co-worker that kept inviting you to church until you finally said yes.  It could be your spouse that God uses to be a positive influence in your life.  It could have been a neighbor who was there when you needed them.

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.  Each of us are called by God to do something.  We are called to be the ordinary one making a difference in the lives of those around us.  We are to be the ordinary one praying for the lost.  We are to be the ordinary one inviting others to church until they say yes.  We are to be the ordinary one God uses to be a positive influence in the life of your spouse.  It doesn’t take anything special, just be your ordinary self.

Prayer:
God, I may be ordinary, but that doesn’t stop you from using me.  Show me today what I can do to make a difference in the lives of those around me.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.