Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Than Ordinary

I don't believe that any of us are actually okay with ordinary living. We are all seeking something that is beyond the routine and the humdrum pace of our existence. I believe that God implanted an innate desire for greater things in each of us & we spend our lives trying to find it. This is why we end up sampling so many other things--we are looking for a "spark" of something significant in our lives. We dabble in sexual relationships, turn to substances to moderate moods & emotions, seek notoriety for our accomplishments, and gather as many possessions as possible. All of these are an attempt to manufacture temporary energy and excitement in our lives. 

None of these things will bring a satisfaction that lasts. In retrospect, we'll see that they weren't even that fulfilling in the moment. They remind us that any substitutes for godly living are merely exercises in missing the point. Seeking an extraordinary life through ordinary means isn't just foolish--it's also futile.

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