Sometimes I get caught up in the big and forget to live the day to day. I have longings. Big longings. I want to be a part of a bigger something. I want adventures. I want stories. I want soul stirring, epic thrills. And then I wake up and instead of that I get Monday. Or Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or on and on and on. Day in, day out. And I think, surely I am made for more than this. Surely. Surely there is more on the horizon. Surely there is a better place than this. Surely.
But what if there is not? What if this is what we get? What if this is what we have?
The music plays. The melody comes alive. I hear it. I hear it. Don’t let it get you. Don’t let it get you down. Rhythm strums in my ears, in my mind, in my soul. There is more. And it is here. Do not be fooled. We are not waiting for epic. We are a part of the epic. We are not waiting for adventure. We are a part of the adventure. It is here in this place. It is here in this day. In this sun rise, in this traffic jam, in this coffee shop, in this deadline, in this cubicle, in this minivan, in this waiting. In this conversation, in this quiet, in this loud, in this hum drum, in this busy. It is here. It is in us.
The epic is in us.
The adventure is in us.
The bigger story is in us because He is in us. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. He is in you. Epic is in you. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by the same Spirit living within you. He is in you. And He will give life. He has given life. Not just breath, He has given life. Soul-stirring, epic thrill-having life. In the Monday. In the Tuesday. In the on and on. In the hum drum. In the busy. In the day in, day out. He gives life. You, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. We are in the Spirit. We have received the Spirit. We have received His power. You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses.
The bigger story is in you. You are the holder, the place keeper of epic. Because He is in you. And He is the bigger story. Do not be fooled. Do not let it get you down. That lie. That lie that this is all we have. Because this is not all we have. This is what we have! We are the epic. We are the adventure. In this day. In this deadline. In this waiting. In this dot, dot, dot. It is here.
1 John 4: 4 | Romans 8:11| Romans 8:9 | Acts 1:8
Don’t Let It Get You Down, Johnnyswim. March 2, 2015. Web.