Posted: October 14, 2014 in Average..., Podcasts
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Hello i’m Dr. ed Peterson the host of the me and I AM post and podcast and i want to say thank you for joining me today.

imagesAverage: typical; common; ordinary: on the /an average, usually; typically:

You can call me most anything BUT… PLEASE DON”T CALL ME  AVERAGE!!!!!

It’s not my desire to do what is typical! i don’t care to say common things! It is my intention to NOT live an ordinary life! So what you’re saying ed is that you’re better than everyone else? Not at all, but i am not average!

There are people who wish they were average. They seem to have a little or a lot less than their friends so they feel they are not average. How many people today struggle with feeling below average when it comes to body type? Then there are others who are satisfied being average. They have a “don’t rock the boat” attitude. Still others wish they weren’t average but never find the motivation to be anything but average. As for me… well as i’m looking back, i can’t ever remember being average. Oh there have been plenty of times when i’ve done the average thing but in general… average is not how i think.

First off i’m not boasting and this has nothing to do with my pride. i’m still smarting from my recent scolding regarding my pride which i shared about recently in posts titled “No Way… Not me” and Yes Way… Yes me. No, this is not about pride. Just off the cuff i’d say this is more about intent. Now “PLEASE”… don’t be offended. This is me and what each of you decide for your life is between you and God. There’s no judgment toward those who are satisfied with average. There’s no condemnation intended for those that want to be more than average but can’t quite seem to get there.

This series will not be average, meaning that in the past i have shared about a topic in multiple posts for several consecutive days. This series will differ in that while i’ll share in multiple posts they will not be in consecutive days, they will come…. well I’m not quite sure. i have no set plan, not even an outline for sharing. While i’m always excited to receive comments, for this series i’m actually asking for some participation, some outside thoughts.

The basis for these posts will come from Matthew 7:13, 14 (AMP) “Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.”

I just have to share these words as the Message states them. “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.”

In both cases there is a distinction between two roads, two types of people, between being average or not. Here’s what i hear in those words. “for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.” many are average and are entering through it. Many… the average are entering through the wide gate. “Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do.” Even though crowds… average people do, don’t fall for that stuff.

And i’m out of time. This series will cover 3 full chapters of Matthew, so placing a time frame on it right now is not possible. These 3 chapters are referred to as The Sermon On The Mount and the material contained within them are of vital importance to me and my intention to NOT be called average. Until the next time be blessed and live life intentionally!


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