Friday, November 9, 2012

Beyond Normal

This little 5-minute TED talk from Faith Jegede is both articulate and inspiring:

Money quote: "Everyone's got a gift inside of us, and in all honesty, the pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential."

I've done this. I've pursued the normal, the trying-to-fit-in paradigm, both as an individual and as a ministry leader. It stems all the way back to childhood and my feeble attempts to try to fit in and find a place to belong. We try to make sure that we're not going to stand out as too weird and risk being rejected.

Yet Jesus created us as masterpieces, as unique works of art, capable of so much more than just normal living.

Normal is boring. Let's embrace the extraordinary life of the kingdom.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! And great timing - Mikaela is going to use this for a school essay this week. Thanks for sharing!!