Today could have been an ordinary day. Nothing wrong with ordinary days. I woke up around the time I do most mornings (not as early as I intend) and had a schedule like most days except today was my day off from the gym. The gym! If you only knew how far I have come for that to be part of my routine, my normal. That’s another blog.
The thing is sometimes ordinary days are predictable. If you were to ask my best friend, she would say that I am somewhat of a restless soul – the anti-ordinary. Today I was feeling just that. Restless. I really wanted to feel God’s presence. I heard Andy Stanley say this past weekend that we are least aware of the things most present in our lives. That deserves a repeat! We are least aware of the things most present in our lives.
As I began my day, I just felt this urge to talk to God. Relentless urge I must say. I kind of put it off until I had a break in my morning. I ended up having a half hour before an appointment and just sat in my car with my prayer journal. Talking to God on purpose made me completely aware of His presence the remainder of the day. I started to talk negatively about someone and instantly felt that I should be mindful of my words. In the checkout line the man behind me only had a couple of things and “something” prompted me to let him go ahead. I felt so good about myself. I could not help but to smile. On my way home, I was hit with an email from my husband’s ex and I can tell you that is never a good thing. Never. A. Good. Thing. It is never a health and wellness check! I prayed the rest of the way home and by the time I pulled into my drive, I felt peace. Score for God’s team! As I sat down and quickly scrolled through social media, I noticed that an acquaintance stated she was feeling sad today. I sent her a private message of encouragement rather than just scrolling past. Again, I felt amazing. Alive and full of energy. Soon a relafriend (kind of a relative, kind of a friend) crossed my mind and rather that saying to myself I will message her later, I messaged her NOW. I felt blessed by the exchange.
What had changed? Well if we are least aware of the things most present, that must mean that God is with me always. Maybe I am just not always with Him? I certainly do not always let Him headline my day.
Today He was the star of the show! In other words, I was obedient. I found blessings in obedience. Today was far from ordinary – far from predictable. Honestly, for comparisons sake, it was kind of like being Santa’s elf without the costume or being a Secret Santa for God. God will use us if we show up for work. It was a very exciting, fulfilling and energizing day.
I would highly suggest letting God headline your day. Playing the supporting role might not win you an “award” but you just never know where it might take you. If you are looking for an extraordinary day, give it to God. It just might be a great adventure!
Until Next Time,