Moments pass, inconspicuously turning into hours, days, weeks, and years, and suddenly, I am an adult who is alive and active in the world. I find myself wondering, who am I, and who am I becoming? I also notice the parallels between the thoughts that I think, the words that I speak, the attitudes that I embrace, and the person that I am becoming. Inconspicuous. Like small grains of sand that merge together to create a structure, so the seemingly unimportant aspects of our lives collaborate to shape who we are.
One of the things I am learning here in Uganda is that we are always on the brink of something; be it laughter, disaster, rainshowers, or beauty, there is always an option of what we can lean into. I find that am also on the brink of something; of stepping more fully into who I am created to be in this world, discovering the sound that I am created to utter (well said blossoming pebble!). As I reflect about this, I am wondering how it happens- is there a moment when one just does something that forever changes the course of their lives? The organization that I am here working with, TASO, was founded inconspicuously in response the the needs of the people around them. I start to wonder; what would happen if I were to respond to the needs of the people around me; to step out and into solutions that make a difference? This is where the gospel is starting to feel very concrete-
What would happen if one of those moments, those seemingly unimportant moments of a normal day becomes the gateway to the extraordinary?
I have never wanted to live an ordinary life, and still, I can’t quite imagine what that would look like for me- yet, I am realizing that there is a very real threshold to step over to enter into that extraordinary, and it is hidden in and among the very mundane things of life.