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Everyday people doing Extraordinary things!

I was recently on a webinar listening to a church planting expert, this guy was passionate, full of life and inspiring!
“I’m just a normal guy who wants to do extraordinary things for Jesus!”
Wow, what a statement!
He wasn’t a paid Minister, was bi-vocational, has a wife and family so in that instance busy with the school runs, food shopping, church etc… his life is pretty full-on but yet his statement was one that totally captured me.
I’m guessing because I think that I’m just an ordinary guy who is trying to do extraordinary things for God!
Yes I get it wrong, yes I’m extremely busy and yes my life can seem pretty full-on but yet I love it!
Over the last few days I’ve definitely been thinking about that word “extraordinary”
So what am I doing that is extraordinary?
How can I be extraordinary?
In Acts 19:11-12 NIV it says: “God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.”
I love this verse above, Paul was just the funnel, just the tunnel, but he was willing.
Sometime being the one that is willing is enough, we need to recognise that when we do what we do, it isn’t by us, but rather by God through us = funnels and tunnels.
For some people being extraordinary means doing something massive, maybe a big grand gesture, or building the largest flying ship, but what about if being extraordinary simply means you being you!
Just getting out of bed in the mornings and encouraging someone with “Hiya” is enough, being prompted to pick up the phone or to even drop someone a text, that could mean that in someone else’s life that you have done an extraordinary thing.
For Paul, note what it says that the handkerchief’s “were taken to the sick” that means that things were intentional.
We too can be extraordinary, making a decision that you’re going to complete something for someone means you’ve put time in and effort in.
Let’s be extraordinary
Let’s be intentional
Let’s be the funnel
Let’s be the tunnel
Let go and let God!


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