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  • Writer's pictureBeth Hildebrand

Ordinary or Unique

Linking up today with Five Minute Friday and today’s word is Ordinary.

God’s purpose. I dug into Romans 8:28 again today. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” I don’t know how many times I’ve read that verse, and read commentaries about that verse, and I still try to grasp it’s immensity. Every time something new is learned.

So, God’s purpose. Lately I’ve been struggling with being ordinary. But I am still thankful for that gift. It’s so easy to dwell more on comparing myself to others who have “bigger” callings and purposes. I have at least four good friends who are in the process of adoption, missionary friends widening God’s kingdom, and profound Christian writers who impact others through books and blogs. There’s even those struggling having to work in a mentally toxic environment, experiencing cancer and leukemia, divorce and other hidden struggles. I respect all of those people with high regard for living out God’s purpose with obedience and hope.

I guess my struggle is believing and trusting that others can be ministered to through my hopeful words of encouragement. And as I write this I’m being revealed that it’s OK if I’m not doing “big” things in this community, in this world. I’ve told myself I’m just ordinary. (I’ve even told anyone else who’s read from my blog or my Simply Remind Me Facebook page that I’m ordinary.) God’s plan for me to be a wife, mom, daughter, friend, life story creator, and if it’s His will – continue blogging.

I was having a conversation with an older and wise friend of mine who told me, with a big smile on her face, that she calls herself “unique”, to be the individual God created her to be. I want to be like her when I grow up. (Thank you Mitchie.) I choose to be unique. I choose to trust that God has purpose and reason for me being Where. I. Am. Right. Now. He has purpose and reason for you to be Where. You. Are. Right. Now. We are unique – one and only like us- children of God.

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