Do you ever feel like your life isn’t exciting enough? Me too.
I would dare to say that we seek excitement and adventure as a form of fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong—I love a grand adventure just as much as the next girl. I would way rather explore a new area with my camera and best friend than go grocery shopping. I’m positive you would choose a spontaneous trip out-of-state over working your weekend shifts. The other day, I caught myself wishing I could re-live the day we got engaged. What I wouldn’t give to experience our wedding day a second time…
It is thrilling to truly live in the moment, especially when the moment includes new faces, places, and experiences. But the reality is that our everyday lives do not feel consistently adventurous. We miss the sunrise sleeping in, we purchase toilet paper more often than fireworks, and we scroll through social media feeds while binge-watching our favorite television shows, instead of actually investing in what’s around us.
Then a gap presents itself—a space between your reality as it is and the adventurous life you wish you had (and pretend to have on instagram). It is wildly unfulfilling. We sit around wishing we were other people experiencing different lives. We constantly long for more than we have been given, and we forget to take advantage of what lies within us. While it is good to bring our dreams to God, it is dangerous to live in a near-constant state of dissatisfaction. God’s heart aches when we start to believe a day was useless because nothing post-worthy happened.
We worship an intentional God who has handpicked every moment of our lives. There is nothing useless about you or your ordinary day. Every breath we take is significant. Each moment is an invitation to share a little bit of heaven here on earth. Because, you see, there is nothing ordinary about the God we follow. Useless is not within Christ’s vocabulary.
Have you ever looked back on your life and recognized seasons that felt totally useless in the moment, but later played a clear and intentional role in shaping your soul? It is amazing what we are able to see once we step outside of ourselves. Incredible changes happen when we set aside our discontented souls and choose to live our days as Christ has called us to.
“Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart,” (Hebrews 12:1-3, NIV).
I challenge you to this: Shake the devil off your back and do not fall into his trap of lies. You are a beautiful and holy creation, destined to experience God in all moments. Do not let that be taken away from you. Choose the grand adventure that is exploring our LORD and his endless love. None of your days could possibly be useless. You have a plan. This is the plan. Rejoice in it.
Heather Christy/ Christ Follower / Wife / Daughter / Sister / 29:11 Leader