“God has great things in store for you,” says the uber popular pastor. Off go the masses to pursue these great things. Some succeed while others fail. The former feel a sense of meaning. The latter feel like failures. In one sense, the pastor is right. God does have great things in store for his children.
But if God has something great planned for everyone, then who is going to do the ordinary things? Are the people doing ordinary things missing out on God’s plan for them? Or do we have the wrong idea of greatness? Maybe God’s idea of great doesn’t look like ours. Maybe it’s not glamorous or world-changing. Maybe greatness is found in faithfully doing the ordinary.