Average people stay put when asked to go. Average people follow when called to lead. Average people beg when they can give. Average people stand for nothing but fall for everything. Average people take when asked to serve.
Extraordinary people run when asked to walk. Extraordinary people choose forgiveness instead of resentment. Extraordinary people commit instead of quit. Extraordinary people see the need instead of dismissing it. Extraordinary people take the fall instead of the credit. Extraordinary people lay down their pride and choose humility.
Average people stay in their comfort zone and face uncomfortable problems and receive average blessings.
Extraordinary people face extraordinary problems and receive extraordinary blessings.
“Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.”2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 MSG