The terms ordinary, average, and common are words that identify areas where you’ve come short.
Short of what?
You’ve come short of being uncommon. You’ve come short of being extraordinary. You’ve come short of being great.
If you have an average marriage, you’ve fallen short of having a great marriage.
If you fall short of being a dominate athlete, then you’re not the best athlete for your position.
If you’re a mediocre employee, then you’ve failed to go above and beyond making yourself an exceptional employee.
Let me help you think outside the box a little. I want to stir you to go to higher heights and elevate your thinking. You might already know this, but building others up is one of the duties we have as followers of Christ, who is the master at going the “no-longer-common” route.
The scripture teaches us not to allow harmful, foul or abrasive words to come out of our mouths. We are to use words that are good and will build others up. (Refer to Ephesians 4:29.)
What do I mean by you’ve fallen short when you might feel adequate?
If you have people in your life that have exceeded where you’ve gone or accomplished, it means they overcame common and you were overcome by it. Ordinary, common, and average are diseases that go undetected and ensure you don’t rise above.
Let me end with this, your life was never meant to fall short in any area. In fact, you are meant to exceed all expectations. God made you a promise that ordinary people, non-followers of Christ, don’t have, He will do for you more than you can ask or even imagine. (Refer to Ephesians 3:20.)
Because you are no-longer-common…
Your time will seem more abundant and you will become more efficient.
Your health will improve and the number of your days God will fulfill.
Your family will exceed what you can think.
Your marriage will exceed what’s expected.
Your career will go places you’ve never dreamed.
I declare this over your life, in Jesus’ name.