The difference between extraordinary and ordinary

I have noticed that often, the key difference, between extraordinary and ordinary people lies in their cultivated ability to look realistically at themselves and make decisions based on what they see and what they desire.

Decisiveness is the catalyst for the greatness that surrounds exceptional people. We see this all throughout the Bible. For example, each of Jesus’ disciples was given a choice to follow Him — It was a costly choice, but each of them made a tremendous impact in this world because they said “yes” — because they made a decision…

Abraham heard and obeyed the voice of the Lord. As a result he became the father of our faith.

Noah heard and obeyed the voice of the Lord. He made a decision that became the salvation of his entire family.

The list goes on: Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jabez, Ruth, Rahab the harlot, Mary, and so many others throughout the Word of God. These people have been immortalized by God for all eternity because of their faith filled decisions.

Today, I want you to consider the power of decisiveness. Stop living life as if you have no choice in its outcome. You were not created to become a victim of fate or chance — you were created to reign and rule in this life through Jesus Christ!

“For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:17

Because of God’s grace you have been given the power to reign in this life. This gift of victory, success, and accomplishment belongs to everyone who is saved. However, you will only live this way as you begin to make decisions that correspond and line up with this new creation reality.

As you look at your life: If you are not happy with what you see. If you are not happy with your present life reality. If you feel like your life is stagnant or just status quo.  If you know you have greatness inside of you but have not challenged it.

Then I challenge you to consider these questions as a starting place:

1. Is there someone you need to remove from your life?

2. What deserves your focus and time?

3. Whose favor will you cultivate?

4. Whose example is worth following with passion?

5. What do you want your family, marriage, job to look like in 12 months?

6. What do you hate doing?

7. What skills do you need to add to your life to change it?

8. Have you prayed about it first?

Scriptures command us to avoid indecisiveness. In James 1:6-8 the Word admonished us to live our lives without wavering , and to stop being tossed around in our decisions — because a double minded person will not receive anything from God.