“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Psalm 37:3
The day opened before me, a blank page of possibility. There was so much I wanted to do. Should I work on this project or that one? I picked up a flyer on my desk announcing a regional women’s event. I considered the volunteer opportunities. Hmm. Maybe I can get involved in something bigger, something beyond my little horizon.
What is it in each of us that forever yearns for more?
We see “more” smiling from our TV. It jingles on the radio urging us to reach for more. It wriggles under our skin and convinces us that our little patch of land isn’t good enough or big enough. We look at others and envy their success, their significance. Our life is ordinary, predictable. Mediocre. We want to make a difference. A splash.
We want more from life.
But God plays no part in mediocrity. (Jeremiah 33:3) The life we have now is exactly what God has empowered us to live. Therefore, within each of us lies the capacity to be extraordinary–right where we are. But it takes commitment, hard work. It takes faith and trust. “Trust in the LORD.” He’s working, with the long view in mind. (Galatians 6:9) “Do good.” Do the work God has placed before you today. Right where you are. Pour yourself into it. Do it well. Then dwell–all-in, both feet planted–in the land in which God has placed you and experience the power of an extraordinary life today.
What is drawing you out beyond the safe pasture God has laid out for you?
Lord, we are so easily pulled away from Your path for us. So easily distracted by the false promises of finding meaning outside of You. Please give us hearts that hunger more for You than for the false hope this world offers. Fill us with a passion to live extraordinary lives right where we are today. Amen.