"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor


Friday, October 11, 2013

A Gift in the Ordinary


It is once again time to link up
She posts a topic word and only one word. 
You are
to write for 5 minutes without stopping or editing 
 and then post. 
This is good for me because it is helping me
to get out of my  "what do I write for a blog-post" stuck place
that I've been in lately.
Today
 the one word is

Ordinary



an art journal page I created a few yrs. ago while reading "So Long Insecurity"
by Beth Moore....see my original post with more about the book here.


GO...... ...............................................................................................................
So what is ordinary anyway?
That is a difficult question, because most people
see themselves as ordinary when they are really so much more. 

It is just such a joy for me to find something
or someone that others think, or they themselves think are
ordinary and prove them wrong!
I love bringing out, through my own view the 
beautiful and unseen things that others may miss. So often
its the most basic and simple things or person who
have those hidden extraordinary gifts 
that the world needs to see.
It brings me such pleasure when I can bring my 
extraordinary find out in the open and show the
world and also encourage someone
 who has no idea how special he or she really is.

STOP..................................................................................................................
(my oh my how time flies)


I am so thankful for those people that I call, my ANGELS in life,
who have seen in me things that I didn't see and encouraged
me to embrace them, let them shine and to no longer hide them.

How about you?  Do you have some angels in your life who 
encourage you to bring out the extraordinary that has
been inside of you all along?
Well, if you don't, and of course I'm no angel, but let 
me be the first one to tell you  how very special
you are. 

 YOU ARE NOT ORDINARY.
YOU ARE
 EXTRAORDINARY!!!

I used to think I had to do something enormously
great to be called extraordinary. But the truth is, we were
created extraordinary from the beginning.
Striving to be extraordinary isn't the key.
We must base our sense of value on what God, our
creator says about us.

Eph 2:10
"You are God's masterpiece."

"Do you realize a masterpiece is not mass-produced?
You didn't come off an assembly line.  You're not average.
You're not ordinary.  You've been custom-made.
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND.
God created you in His very own image. He looks past all
those other things and He looks right at you and says,
"There's my masterpiece.  That's my son.  That's my daughter.
That's what brings the most joy to my heart."
~Joel Osteen 


Doesn't that just make you feel wonderful?

I hope so!
Keep feeling that way and believe it
 always to be true!
Now go be beautiful Y♥U.

HUGS,


4 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

big deep breath....just taking it in with thanks and joy,
that I'm loved and handcrafted
by a God who never gives up on
restoring and releasing me
into greater freedom.
Oh how sweet of you to remind
and re-state it in such a beautiful sparkling way
....you do have a dazzle about you:)
thanks dear Lee Ann,
Jennifer

Nancy said...

If I ever needed these words it was today and bless you sweet angel for delivering them straight to my heart.....God did make each one of an individual with a purpose and in order to fulfill that we must set our focus on Him...but sometimes my focus slips onto man and I always get in trouble....Thank you for being obedient to write from your heart....
Love you loads....

Bren Thebeau said...

Beautifully said. Here's to all the extraordinary people living ordinary lives :-)

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Thank you for a great message today! It's really appreciated. ~Angela~