Oct 11, 2013

31Days {Proving That I Can} Ordinary

Five Minute Friday Prompt: Ordinary

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If you see me  in the grocery store I look like an ordinary woman. There isn't anything strikingly unique about the way I dress or style my hair. I'll probably have at least three children circling around me asking for cereal, or cookies, or potato chips, or all of it combined.

You'll see me get the milk, walk down the Pasta aisle and circle around to the frozen meals. I'll stop and correct my children at least a few times and then continue on with my ordinary day.

I'll line up in the self-checkout lane and let one of the kids scan their food choice over the scanner thing (that's what it's called, right?) and watch his or her face light up because the beeping sound was made.

We'll bag the groceries together and then walk at either a snail's pace or with warp speed to make it unscathed through the parking lot and into the van.

The kids will get settled as I load our purchases into the back, put the cart away and get in the driver's seat.

If you're still watching me you'll see that I take in a big breath and let out a sigh of relief.

We made it. One more grocery trip down. No one was hurt and we got out of there without any major meltdowns. 

Praise God. 

You may see me as ordinary but deep inside I am extremely unique.

God called me out of my circumstances to have a heart for him. He knows the greater things planned for my life and if I am faithful to the ordinary He will carry me to the Extraordinary. 

He will meet me where I'm at and use me to make the difference I so desperately want. All I have to do is trust Him to move, trust Him to show up, trust Him to love me.

You see me as ordinary but God sees me as a mighty warrior princess making a difference right where I am.

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21 comments:

  1. I love the celebration of the ordinary and the beauty of the family God gave you! What a blessing! Greetings from The Sweet Midlife.com! Leslie

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  2. "He will meet me where I'm at and use me to make the difference I so desperately want." I am so thankful for this truth. Blessings to you, Sarah. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

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  3. Oh girl - it is nothing short of spectacular to make it through an entire store - AND checkout! - with no meltdowns :)

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  4. Amen, girl. AMEN.

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  5. I absolutely agree! From the hallelujahs after surviving a trip to the grocery store to how we may seem ordinary on the outside, but how each one of us is anything but. How God has planted within each of us a purpose and talents and uniqueness you can only see if you really care to know us.


    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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  6. So Much Yes! (Psst.... I see you as God sees you, my friend! No ordinary in sight!)

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  7. Thank you Karrilee!! I appreciate your words.

    Xoxo

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  8. Thank you Kayla!!

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  9. Thanks Leslie!!

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  10. Holly Solomon BarrettOctober 11, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    You are a mighty warrior princess, Sarah!! Never doubt that! Great post, too. :-)

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  11. Thanks so much Holly! It's so much easier to see others more than we see ourselves. Have a great weekend!

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  12. BAM!! This made me smile and then made my heart burn. Not heartburn, but heart (space) burn. Haha. :) I loved this, Sarah! YES. YES. YES.

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  13. Every grocery trip that results in no meltdowns and no injuries is a win in my book. Love the reminder that God takes our ordinary and makes it extraordinary!

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  14. Yes, the small things are big things when done in His love. Sweet post :)

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  15. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Thank God the small things are important to Him!

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  16. Thank Kim for reading, I feel like you and I are kindred spirits in many of our life experiences.

    Xoxo

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  17. You.know.this. Thanks for reading!!

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  18. Thanks Dana! I didn't mean to make your heart burn in a bad way :) I love hearing readers' takeaways. So glad you stopped by!!

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  19. "He knows the greater things planned for my life and if I am faithful to the ordinary He will carry me to the Extraordinary." This should be our whole focus. He has not called us to be perfect just available to do what He calls us to. I love your ordinary mixed with His extraordinary.

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  20. Reading this tonight made me smile, friend. He's doing so much...and it's humbling to share a little part of the journey He has for you. Thanks for being you and for sharing your heart! :)

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  21. Thanks so much Mel, it's wonderful to have ladies I my life who encourage and laugh!! Thanks for reading.

    Xoxoxo

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