How many of you think of yourselves as an ordinary person? For most of you, if any of you are like me, I get up in the morning and practice the same daily routine. My routine consists of waking up, drinking coffee, showering, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, and going to bed knowing I must awake again the following day and do the same routine all over again! Currently, I am a college student and school takes up a large majority of my time, but because my schooling is all online and I will be officially graduated in less than two weeks, the Lord was gracious and gave me the opportunity to come spend the summer with my family. When I am not logged into class during the day, I work part time helping my aunt at her golf course this summer as a waitress and bartender. I don't mind what I do, but if you asked me if I thoroughly enjoyed it I would be lying. I am not too keen on scraping food off of people's plates or pouring alcoholic beverages, but because of the interaction I get with customers, the not so great jobs are tolerable.
Today, I had a group of three ladies come into the golf course. These ladies were all family, and one of the women had a handicap. When looking at her physical appearance, she had noticeably undeveloped limbs and had trouble walking. I was asking all of the women what they would like to drink when it came to her turn to speak. Even though she had trouble speaking, the moment she had opened her mouth to speak I was intrigued. She had the kindest and sweetest tone in her voice each time she talked with a smile that followed. Each time I had to approach their table whether to refill their drinks or ask what they would like to order, she would smile with appreciation and say thank you. I made sure that they received the best service possible just because she was so grateful to be treated with continuous kindness. Now, I will admit, I am a pretty outgoing person. I am always making conversations with my customers because I have a hard time keeping my mouth closed anyways, so serving their food and making small chat is very normal to me. However, what seemed to be another normal day of my customer service ended up being a blessing to others. At the end of their meal and after paying their bill, she grabbed me and repeated over and over how grateful she was and how she was going to be returning just because of the service she received. I was appreciative to hear someone compliment me so highly because I just try and do my job as best as I can, but I wouldn't consider it to be anything extremely special. I think that my service would be like most others...just ordinary!
The point to this blog is that even though you may think that the way you go about your day is ordinary, to another person you may be extraordinary. I believe that when a person is filled with the spirit of the Lord, you will never be considered an ordinary person. God alone is too extravagant to put into words, so allowing others to notice his love shining through your eyes turns you from ordinary to extraordinary. So, go out into this big world we live in and make your ordinary day an extraordinary one for others!
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever!" Eph 3:20-21