“The people who slowly became typical have the greatest problem wrapping their minds around a dynamic friendship with an invisible, alive God.”
A thought by Bob Goff, (2014-01-07) from his book with Barna Group, Multi-Careering: Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey (p. 15). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Do you really realize how unbelievable you are? God says that you and I were wonderfully made. Yes life has a way of bringing people into your life who feel that they are just typical and who will do all they can to bring you down to the level that they feel they are. Oh they somehow try to come across that they are better than you but in themselves they think you are better. That is why they have to pull you down. But the truth is The Enemy is the one who is trying to get at God through us. We just don’t need to accept his lies.
Bob says, “There’s nothing wrong with being typical, I guess, but there is nothing fundamentally right about it either. I’ve never read in Genesis that God created “typical” and called it good. Instead, I think men who were bored made up typical and called it, if not good, at least acceptable. People who follow Jesus, though, are no longer typical— God is constantly inviting them into a life that moves away from typical. Even if they have normal jobs, live in normal houses, and drive normal cars, they’re just not the same anymore.”
“The ones Jesus first picked to follow Him started out typical, to be sure. They were unschooled and ordinary. Fishermen, businesspeople, blind people, loose women, rip-offs, and vagrants… What Christ-followers lack in velocity, they make up for in intensity. They are people who have experienced an intensely intimate friendship with Jesus and move forward with an intensity to parallel that experience.”
You see the problem here is that if you slowly get to the point that you believe that you are typical then you will have a great problem in wrapping your mind around the dynamic friendship that you can have with an invisible, alive God. And it is in that friendship where you will have a full and exciting and meaningful life. Just grab on to the fact that God wants to be your friend and in turn wants to use you in a very untypical way.
So why not reach out to Him today?