I’m off to a great start on a new blog. Truly I am the Queen of Ordinary. I wrote an entire entry, only to mysteriously make it vanish into cyberspace instead of publish. 🙂
This is the first day of 2014 and I am embarking on a journey to see what Extraordinary God will do in the life of the Queen of Ordinary. I’ve decided to start behaving as if my dreams and goals are a reality instead of distant hopes that never seem to get any closer.
There are many things I’d like to do in 2014. High on my bucket list is a trip to Scotland with camera in hand. I’ve been dreaming this dream for years. I know there are obstacles like funds, travel arrangements, lodging, and so on. But if I continue to look at those things, I’ll never get there.
I use to say I’d marry the man who would take me to Scotland. How ridiculous is that? If I want to go to Scotland and believe that it is a dream God has placed in my heart, then I will take myself with God’s help. 🙂
I told my mother this morning that I want to go to Scotland in 2014 and am starting a fund for it. She told me that I certainly shouldn’t tell anyone. Why? In case I fail.
I’ve lived my life so afraid that every decision was the wrong one, not the sensible one, not what would best please God, or would have negative consequences for those whom I love. It’s a miracle I’ve ever done anything besides sit I a dark house with a blanket up around my throat trying to keep all the boogies away. It’s a wonder I have walking around sense, as much as I have questioned every step, analyzed things to death, and lived in the shadow of low expectations.
But I serve and Extraordinary God whose possibilities for my life are endless. I’m so thankful that I can hear His voice, trust in His love, and believe that He has a destiny for me and a purpose for this ordinary life.
There are 365 days in 2014. I am believing that even in the midst of the ordinary, I can writing amazing things across those pages in the hands of an Extraordinary God.