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Five Minutes of Ordinary

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Today’s word: Ordinary

Sometimes I wonder if the wanting to do something feels better than the actually doing. It’s easier, that’s for sure. Easier to hope in a dream than to take steps to make it real.

And I think I’m learning it’s ordinary, too.


Ordinary is often easy. Comfortable, at least. And deep down in my innermost me, I do not want to be ordinary.

But am I willing to do what it takes to step out of the ordinary and the comfortable and the super-fun-to-think-about-how-someday-maybe-I-will? To be brutally honest, sometimes I wonder if I have what it takes.

Because ordinary is easy. And I like easy. Always have.

But after a while the easy ordinary turns into difficult drudgery.

It’s difficult to write this deep-down-in-my-heart-what-do-I-really-want kind of stuff. And know that in less that two minutes I will hit publish. A little bit scary. The raw of the ordinary in Β me that does not want to be, well, ordinary. (Could I say ordinary a few more times? Perhaps. But I will spare you.)

I type this and the depths of the truth still remain.

I am not ordinary. The God of the universe carried a tree on His back to make sure I knew it.


6 Thoughts on “Five Minutes of Ordinary

  1. Good stuff! Similar to my thoughts this morning and what I meant to post until everyone in my office decided to have a crisis. πŸ™‚ And, well, the post ended up kind of a not post. But anyway. I get what you are saying. I don’t want to settle just because it is comfortable.

  2. I reckon no-one is ordinary as long as one person thinks they’re extra ordinary.
    But I agree, it’s much easier to dream than to do, to leave your security behind and step off the ledge to see if you fly or fall. Let’s hope we both get our wings.

    • I love this! “No one is ordinary as long as one person thinks they’re extra ordinary.” LOVE this. Thank you! Here’s to finding our wings. πŸ™‚

  3. Brianna, Howdy! I’m thinkin’ I’m joyful, happy I scanned Lisa-Jo Baker’s linky list and clicked on this not-so-ordinary post from my TW friend, Brianna Wasson. Lovely post. Real thoughts. Inspiring, uplifting. Guess what? I don’t wanna be ordinary either.

    Love your closing thought re: Jesus “[carrying] a tree” to crucify lifeless (ordinary) thoughts and ways that all-too-easily flow outta me.

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