Common Things in an Uncommon Way

I recently noticed an older lady with an Eastern European accent working the counter in an airport news stand. I noticed her because she had unusual enthusiasm for her work. She greeted customers with a great smile and seemed best friends with all the airport employees. I soon discovered the source of her enthusiasm as she gave glory to the Lord Jesus.

What a tremendous testimony it is when we can meet real life examples of someone letting their light shine as they go about their daily routine.

George Washington Carver, a man of outstanding character himself, said, “When you do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” That’s an excellent way to put it.

Think about your daily routine. Is there an uncommon way you could carry it out today, not to draw attention just to yourself, but to Christ living in you?

Doing common things in an uncommon way is one of the best ways to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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