I’ve often wanted to be really, really super at something – extraordinary, even. I have thought it would be so cool to be able to sing like my friend, April – she’s really amazing; write a book that would capture the attention and inspire the masses; or be able to effortlessly paint or draw anything I wanted.
I’m good at a few things, but I’m not spectacular. I don’t meant that in a self-loathing, pity-party kind of way. It’s just the truth – and I’m okay with that.
This morning, I was reading through Acts 3 & 4, and I landed on 4:13 for some time.
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John, and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (NIV)
I’ve sort of marinated in that verse today. See, I know my sinful heart, and I’ll be honest. I think that if I was extraordinary at something, it would be extremely easy for me to take the credit all the time. I’m not proud of that, but it’s true. This verse reminds me that I can rejoice in my ordinary abilities because God can do extraordinary things with them. Also, there will be no doubt that it was accomplished through Him – not me.
In all I do, I want people to take note that I’ve been with Jesus.