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Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary - Part 5

Hello TRBC Loins of the Tribe of Judah!

This is the last message of the What Does It Take to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary series. I pray this series has been a blessing to you.

I feel a special importance on this part of the series because, many of you are about to finish the last quarter of your first year of the Biblical Studies Program or you are completing your second year preparing for graduation!

Like a runner in a race you may feel a little fatigue but, you now have momentum! The dictionary defines “MOMENTUM” as the product of the mass and velocity of an object.

For example, a heavy truck moving fast has a large momentum—it takes a large and prolonged force to get the truck up to this speed, and it takes a large and prolonged force to bring it to a stop afterwards. If the truck were lighter or moving more slowly, then it would have less momentum.

As a result of applying a little extra effort, you have many victories under your belt. You have passed many quizzes, tests, and classes. You now have a greater understanding of doctrine, theology, and the principles of faith and the precepts found in God’s Word!

You have momentum!

In the previous messages I talked about to go from Ordinary to Extraordinary:

  • You need a little extra effort — the person on the mountain didn’t just fall there. You have to give up to, go up!
  • A Little Extra Time — you must conquer the temptation to give up!
  • We Need A Little Extra Help — if you see a turtle on a fence post you know he had help, getting there.
  • A Little Extra Change Is Needed — we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

To maintain the momentum you have gained on your journey to the finish line you will need to apply:

A Little Extra Thinking — you are exactly what you think about. Your mind will give you back exactly what you put in it. You can only make a withdrawal of what you have deposited.

Here’s something to think about:--Gifts are given but fruits are developed. Regardless of where you are in the Biblical Studies Program you are being equipped to fulfill the thing(s) God has created you to do; a workman fit for the Master’s use.

What people see outside of you is your reputation with them. What God sees inside of you is your reputation with Him!

Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Your thoughts will become your actions and your actions reveal your fruits. So, during this last leg of the race don’t allow the enemy or the circumstances of life stop your momentum.

Matthew 7: 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Your thoughts = your words = your deeds = your habits = your future!

Question:
Philippians 4:8 - What does it take to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things that are of good report; virtuous, and praise?

Answer:
A little extra effort

So if ordinary people:

  • Gave A Little Extra Effort
  • Spent A Little Extra Time
  • Got A Little Extra Help
  • Allowed A Little Extra Change
  • Applied A Little Extra Thinking

They would become Extraordinary!

I pray this series has been a huge blessing to each of you and that you will apply these principles and become the extraordinary person God wants you to be. Remember, you can go back and review this message from the beginning by clicking on “LETTERS ARCHIVED” from the College home page.

Remember, to login in two weeks for the next life changing message from Letters From The Director’s Chair.

Commit, Learn, Grow,
Dr. Adams