Last weekend, I shared a portion of my testimony at my church’s worship night. When asked if I’d be willing to participate, I felt some initial hesitation. Surely there were more intriguing life stories to tell — you know, testimonies that would keep the audience’s attention! My conversion story, on the other hand, isn’t all that exciting.
My day-to-day life is also rather commonplace. I work, pay my bills, clean my house, do errands and laundry, and check in on my friends and family…and social media, of course. Add in a few obligations and activities, and that’s about it.
It sounds kind of boring, doesn’t it? But wouldn’t you agree that most adults live ordinary lives? Why do we tend to doubt, downplay or despise the average story?
The “Do Big Things” myth
“Ordinary” wasn’t pitched to us in our high school guidance counselors’ offices or in college information packets. Do you remember feeling and believing that you could do absolutely anything…