Tired of the ordinary? Tired of feeling like life is not all you imagined it to be? Like we are stuck in this system, called “work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, and wait till the weekend to really live”? I am too. It’s just so.. uncreative.
I don’t want my joy and peace to rest on the day of the week. I don’t want to look at work and rest and life in a perspective of the days, weeks, months, and, you can guess the last,.. years. It works well for a general world-clock. But, I don’t want it to be my heart clock. I don’t want to be dependent on the “way of the world” in thinking that because it’s Saturday, I should be out having fun or doing a sort of nothing serious and posting it on social media. And, getting too caught up in #friyay hype, that Monday feels like the end of the world and, “oh, my lord, I can’t even think about surviving it without my coffee”. It’s all really just too ordinary for me, too repetitive, too taking me no where, but back to another Monday. That just doesn’t sound fun. Of course, life transcends a little more than that. But, still a mindset like that is debilitating us from the grandeur picture of our lives and tapping into our potential. And, a life lived by only seeing how to survive the week ahead, is not a life of fulfilling purpose.Rather, everyday should be a thrill. A thrill of playful rest. Or, a thrill of hard, intoxicating work- depending on the season. And, regardless of the season, every day should be like a Sunday to the heart- an attitude of worship, a resting heart of adoration that draws us beyond our self (our fear and insecurities), into a place of courage, where we discover the things we never knew we were capable of.
The things that happen to us in our life just don’t happen at a steady pace. But, through great waves and small ripples of change. Times of simple, and times of complex. Some, for hard work and others for great exploration. Some, for finding joy in a sort of regularity, and others, for adventure and something different.
My clock is my own, and it’s different from everyone else’s, so I shouldn’t be comparing it to others, or feeling pressured to fit it to a standard. I must figure out what works for me, in order to get my work done, and establish a sense of rest into my everyday. How can I create a steady pace in my inner world, to compliment my outer world? No two seasons will look the same. So, let’s not just think about the week ahead, but the season ahead. How will we find our balance? How will we keep our selves from burn out?
I am just convinced we need to stop thinking and imagining so small. But, think ahead. Pray ahead. Think beyond this year, or five years. Think beyond your life. Think beyond your generation. Think beyond life itself! The true value lies beyond what meets the eye: in the future, the untapped potential in people, the opportunity for redemption that brokenness enables, the spiritual battle of everyday, the life of our children’s, children’s, children that we will never know. There is just so much more than the ordinary. There is a limitless world beyond the ordinary systems that run our life.
Think beyond the everyday, the seemingly ordinary.
And, let every moment be an opportunity for something extraordinary- the purpose that simply exudes from only you, and no one else in the universe, when you embrace it.