Created On Purpose With Purpose

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

"No Such Thing As Average"

Anatole France said, “The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.” France is essentially arguing that the average man does very little with the life he has been gifted. Rather than seizing opportunities and relentlessly pursuing our purpose, so many of us simply fantasize of an alternative life. In essence, we become complacent. Complacency is the enemy of greatness. The purpose for which you were designed doesn’t in and of itself make you great. Your understanding of your necessity on this planet and your willingness to maximize your God-given potential are what make you great. The fact that there is only one you already excludes you from the realm of typical. However, you will need to mobilize what’s inside of you. Immobility will cause you to remain average. 

King David wrote, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet”(Psalm 8:4-6). Does that sound like the resume of an average person? 

Many scientific discoveries that point to God as the creator of the universe confirm and illuminate His greatness. The discoveries of the great galaxy seeds and the radiation afterglow in the early universe proved that the expansion of the universe was precisely tweaked to cause just enough matter to congregate to allow galaxy formation but not enough to cause the universe to collapse back on itself. Additionally, the discoveries laid to rest any suggestion that the universe is in an eternal steady state. It pointed to the fact that there must be an uncaused, first cause. This shows greatness, planning, power, precision and purpose.

A great God, who has the power to create greatness would not decide to put anything less than greatness in you or in me. Average components are not a part of His toolbox. Therefore, be the answer to someone’s problem today and watch your life take a turn from average to exceptional. Pray, plan and prepare and look inward to know what you need to express outward for the betterment of the world and those in it.