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An Ordinary Person

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I am currently reading Unlikely Hero:The Road to Extraordinary by Duncan Robinson. It is a great book that I would definitely recommend. The thoughts in this post are my words but the idea was from that book.

And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.  And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”  When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” ~ Exodus 3:2-4

The question is this: what was so special about that bush, why did it not burn? The answer is nothing. There was nothing special about that ordinary little bush, nothing except for the fact that God chose it.

Often we seem to think we have to be someone special for God to use us for his glory and his kingdom. The bush did not play a long part in God's plan for rescuing the people of Israel. But it played a very important one. Maybe you are just like that little bush. A perfectly ordinary person, but when chosen by God you could be the start of something truly extraordinary.

Sometimes God call us to step out of our comfort zone. I can't imagine a bush enjoying being burned, at least not really burning, that would kill it. This bush did not get consumed though. We probably don't have to face anything as drastic as facing something that will (as far as we know) kill us. But sometimes we need to say yes to God and be that ordinary little bush that he can work through to do something truly extraordinary.

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  1. This is a wonderful post and reminder for me! Thank you for publishing your thoughts! :) Brittany -

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you could be blessed by it.