God’s Purpose in the Ordinary
Have you ever felt like your life is mundane and ordinary? Do you find yourself longing for something more, something significant? You don’t have to search far and wide for a purpose. Right where you are, during your seemingly ordinary days, God has a divine purpose for you.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
– Colossians 3:17 ESV
You have an invitation to discover God’s purpose. Every word you speak, and every action you take has the potential to bring glory to God. God wants you to know that you are significant.
The definition of significance, by the world’s standards, can be misconstrued. Significance is not found in grand gestures or extraordinary achievements solely. There is also significance in small acts of kindness, encouraging words spoken and faithfully using the gifts and talents God has given you. God desires to paint His masterpiece on the canvas of your everyday life. Your joyful “hello” may have more significance than you can imagine.
God’s purpose and plan for your life include your ordinary and extraordinary moments.
When you use gratitude as the lens to view your circumstances, notice your perspective shifts from the mundane to the miraculous. Seek to honor God in every endeavor, knowing that even the simplest tasks can have eternal significance when done for His glory.
God has placed you where you are for a reason. You can embrace the opportunities and challenges of today, knowing that God is at work in and through you all the time.
Today’s One Thing
Take a few moments to reflect on the ordinary blessings in your life and offer a heartfelt prayer of gratitude to God. Write down a few of the times you know God was at work in you and through you. Watch for Him to do it again today.