There is no such thing as an ordinary Christian or an ordinary person.
In the beginning God created Adam and Eve to be like Himself, special representatives of God on earth, immortal spiritual beings created to be like God Himself, created in the image and likeness of God.
How can a perfect and glorious immortal spiritual being be ordinary?
We know that Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and they lost their immortal glory. Every man and woman since then has been born full of faults and defects.
Imagine an artistic masterpiece, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Suppose it is lost, damaged by fire, torn and covered with dirt.
It might start to look ordinary. But it is not ordinary.
Supposing an artistic genius were to find the damaged art work. He gets to work and cleans it, repairs the canvass and fully restores the masterpiece.
- It is clearly not ordinary and it never was ordinary.
You and I are the damaged art works of the greatest of all creative masters, God.
You and I were so badly damaged, that we were fit only for destruction. But Jesus died on the cross and opened the way for you and me to be restored.
Jn 3:16 (NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
When you allow God to change your heart and you place your entire life in the loving hands of Jesus, something extraordinary happens.
2Co 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
If you are a new creation of God, you cannot be ordinary.
- Who would dare say an original masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci was an ordinary painting?
If you have been guilty of thinking you are just an ordinary Christian, it is time to repent! Change your mind.
- Open your heart and let God show you who He is and who You really are.
You are enormously precious and wonderful because you are created in the image of God who is glorious beyond human imagination.
I don’t want you to become proud. You did not make yourself but you were created by God.
You are special but so is every other believer special. And the people around you who have not yet believed are also special beyond measure, even though they are badly damaged because they were also created in the image of God.
We need to change our thinking and the way we speak about ourselves and about other people.
James 3:9-11 (NIV) With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
- Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
God does not like everything about you and me BUT he is working to restore us day by day.
He is not happy about everything in our lives but He loves His children and that is what we are if we belong to Jesus by trusting Him.
If you belong to Jesus through faith, God not only loves you but He likes what He has done in your life. He likes the real you inside. You are special and God created you with a special purpose in mind. No one else on earth is quite like you.
God does not despise or hate people.
- He even sees bad people as His lost children.
- He longs to restore them and bring them home.
If you seek to know the heart of God and you search with all your heart, He will show you His heart and He will show you how He sees you.
- He will show you wonderful things that will transform your life.
- God will change you into a world changer.