Here’s to Mediocrity

Do you ever feel like you are wandering through life, not leaving much of a mark? The Bible is full of folks just like us so don’t feel too bad. Just look at any of the Bible ‘begats.’   People like Ozias, Joatham, Achaz and Ezekias never made it past Matthew 1:9-10.

Matthew 1:9-10a- And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;And Ezekias begat … (KJV).

Just because we don’t know a thing about them doesn’t mean that their lives were worthless. After all they were part of the lineage of Christ. Wait a minute! Isn’t that something to be proud of?

Question- If we never become a movie star, rock star, the president; if we never climb Everest or write a best selling novel does it really matter?

Answer- No, not if our core goal to love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ with all our heart and soul, body and spirit. 

If we do that, our descendents will be saying, “Grandpa knew Jesus and he stood for all that was right and good and holy. I am so proud of Gramps.”

When everything seems overwhelming and the world yells at us to give up, keep living up to God’s standards. There are more of us in mediocrity than you know and it is a pretty good place to be.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for rewarding us as we keep to your law, precepts and ordinances. In Christ's name. Amen. (from Psalm 16:7-11)

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