When it comes to following God and living out his mission for our lives, there are obstacles that we have to overcome in order to live out this mission. Sometimes we create these obstacles ourselves, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and other times there are obstacles that we run up against. Whatever the case may be, we all have to overcome them in order to live out the mission that God has called us all to which is to be ambassadors of his message of reconciliation. We are to to be disciples of Jesus and participate in the making of disciples of Jesus.
One of the main obstacles that can be seen in our culture is that of ordinary vs. extraordinary. Our culture praises the extraordinary. We lift up heroes and celebrities to great heights because they have done big things. Because of this, we want to do big things as well. We want to new ministry effort to reach hundreds and thousands of people. In order to do this, we shoot for the moon and try to do great and extravagant things right out of the gate. Most people, however, fail to reach hundreds and thousands of people. There are a few people who are in the right time and the right place to make a huge impact, but that usually comes with an attitude of being an ordinary person. Continue reading