In my last post I wrote about the idea of turning an ordinary day into a BIG day. Each morning, when we wake up, our day starts out as just an ordinary day….a clean slate if you will. Our day has the potential of being a BIG day, and its up to us to make it happen, this is where the excitement comes in! Let me explain.
I know for some of you, you may be thrown off a bit when I say make your day a BIG day. Well let me varify what it means to have a BIG day. A BIG day is any day that you and God work together to make a difference in someones life, whether it’s to one person or a whole group of persons. It could be a “little” BIG thing or a “big” BIG thing….it really doesn’t matter what you do, or who you do it for or if anybody knows what you did…..as long as you do it!
Do what? You might ask.
Well here’s an example.
Yesterday, while on my way to Wal-Mart, I decided that I would try to make my day a BIG day….I didnt know how or what I would do, I just knew I would try to be sensitive to those around me and see what God would bring my way. As I was walking into the store and thinking about the day ahead I realized that I needed to go to the bathroom before I could do anything BIG or Wal-Mart was gonna have a BIG mess to clean up on isle 10! As I was briskly walking to the restrooms I heard this elderly woman say, under her breath, “oh good, there’s the restrooms.” I kept walking and made my way to the door. As I walked in I quickly surveyed the area and realized there was only one stall open. I walked to the door of the empty stall….still needing to go badly….but decided that I would let the elderly lady go before me. I motioned for her to go ahead. She didnt say a word, she just quickly darted in. As soon as she entered the stall, the one next to her became available. I went into the stall…there we were….side by side, doing our business when all of a sudden I heard her say softly, “whew, I sure am glad you let me go first.”
That was it! It was a real small thing. Some might say it was a pretty insignificant thing…..but to her it may have been a big thing! It doesn’t really matter if it’s a “little” BIG thing you do, or a “big” BIG thing…. it’s not our job to judge or measure it’s importance….our job is to be sensitive to those around us and then…DO.
About an hour later, as I was leaving the store, a huge gust of wind came out of nowhere and about blew my head off! It blew so hard that it blew a package out of an elderly mans cart as he was trying to unload it. He noticed the flying bag and quickly retrieved it. As he turned around to put the bag in his trunk, something else flew out of his cart! He didn’t see it but I did. It looked like a small, empty, white paper bag, and it was flying away faster than I could keep my eye on it! I took off running, while pushing my cart, trying to catch this flying paper bag. I ran and ran until finally, I caught it under my foot. By now I was about six cars down from the man. I yelled over the roaring wind, “sir, is this yours?” He couldn’t hear me so I began to walk his way. I soon realized that I was holding a prescription bag. It felt so light that I thought I had just risked my life for an empty bag. I handed it to him and said, “this flew out of your cart.” he looked at it and said, “oh, lord! This is my prescription! I didn’t even know flew out. Thank you so much!” I kinda felt like a Wal-Mart super hero 😉 (lord knows they could use one).
This one might seem a little bit more important than letting a woman go ahead of me in the restroom, but remember, it’s not our job to measure the importance…or even our business for that matter. It’s our job to get every little bit out of every day that God has given us. It’s up to us to make it a BIG day!
Will I make every day a BIG day? Probably not.
Will I sometimes forget about my daily goal and get caught up in my own busy life? Absolutely!
Does that make me a bad person? Nope.
My goal is to write about my BIG day experiences. Once again, not to toot my own horn but to show how God works with us and through us when we are sensitive.
Tomorrow, God willing, He and I are gonna make it a BIG day 😉