A lot of people have gone through a phase in their lives where they’ve asked at least one of these questions. In fact for many others, it has been their constant state of mind, asking God. “Why I’m I different…why do I have to fight harder than anybody else…why can’t I be ordinary?” They are related questions a lot of people ask; they often ask them rhetorically because they believe there are no answers. However, the answers to these questions are simple. There can’t be other answers to these questions but the obvious. You are not ordinary BECAUSE you are not ordinary, you are not the usual BECAUSE you are not the usual, you are YOU BECAUSE there can only be YOU in this world. Puzzled? Well, allow me explain.
A lot of people ask these questions when they are tired of a horrible situation that repeats itself and others simply think they are too horrible to happen to them. Issues of abuse, molestation, sexuality struggles, disappointments, financial struggles and simply feeling left out of the group….the list goes on but lets compile everything into one word, FAILURE! You feel like a failure when you cant get your life RIGHT. ‘The ideal life’ seems so far from you.
Have you ever thought that your life is not ordinary because you are extra ordinary? Have you ever thought that things are not the usual because you are beyond the usual? Have you ever thought that you are YOU because there is nobody like you? It is about time you realize how special and unique you are; realizing that your purpose on this earth is not ordinary. Definitely not like everyone else’s.
It is difficult to realize how unique you are when soaked in deep ‘negativity’ especially with ordinary people being constant reminders of what a failure you are. You have to embrace your extra ordinariness, the unusual and the YOU. You are unique and it is up to you to see the beauty in your uniqueness.
You are meant to be the light, the hand and the VOICE for the ordinary. It is a job only YOU can do because there can only be YOU.
The irony of life is that, while you want to be like someone, the person also hopes to be like another. ‘The ordinary’ faces ordinary challenges. They go through life ordinarily. They face the usual and undertake the usual. Your story is different because you have a special purpose, an extra ordinary FUTURE. You are meant for extraordinary things. It may not be realistic now but hold on, keep that faith and you will see the unusual blessing you are.
An extra ordinary and an unusual future is meant for those who face the unusual and the abnormal in life. Life is definitely easier with the usual and the ordinary but it is great for those who survive the unusual and abnormal in life.
Let’s talk about well known personalities who faced the unusual, the abnormal and probably asked themselves,” Why me?
Oprah Winfrey, the owner of Oprah Winfrey network(OWN). A billionaire worth about 2.7 billion dollars. She was a talk show host who brought so much passion to screens across the globe.
The story behind all this glitter and greatness is her story of abuse and child loss. She transformed that pain and hurt into an extra ordinary blessing. Not only has she been blessed but she blesses others with her unusual blessing of her extraordinary story.
Tyler Perry, a playwright, an actor, song writer, the list goes on. He is a millionaire worth about 400 million dollars. He is filled with so much positivity that radiates through every story he writes and every movie he acts. His ‘goodness’ is infectious. However, he was abused; physically abused by his father and sexually assaulted by neighbors. At a point in his life, his car was his home; he was homeless.He made it through all the darkness of his past and glows through the brightness of his present.
Donald Andrew “Donnie” McClurkin, Jr. is an American gospel music singer and minister. He has won three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove award and one NAACP Image award for his work. He is simply powerful with the microphone; the passion and emotions he emits from his voice is incomprehensible. He is an extra ordinary talent with an ‘unusual’ story. He was raped by his uncle as a child and molested by neighbors. He made it through all the pain; that is why we have DONNIE MCCLURKIN today.
I hope your questions are answered.
Embrace your abnormal and unusual present because an unusual and abnormal blessing awaits. Stay strong, be patient, I love you but God loves you more…..