Although we tend to focus on the more dramatic moments of our lives – the highs and lows – it is the everyday moments that are most frequent. We have a lot of words for these types of moments: we might call them normal, mundane, or boring even.

The main strategy humans adopt is to spend their energy trying to mitigate the lows and accentuate the highs. And the middle gets mostly forgotten, ignored, and/or taken for granted.

So, we spend most of our time in apathy. We spend most of our “normal” moments dreaming about dramatic ones.

These moments are not just gap-fillers until something significant comes along. Being the most prevalent of moments, it would be a shame if they were truly neutral. They may feel neutral, but our everyday moments are anything but bland.

We have a brief time on this earth. It is a unique opportunity to trust God as only a human on planet earth can do. A limited time engagement. The angels watch to see how we will spend those mundane moments. The decisions we make everyday are the drama of Heaven.

We won’t get these moments back. The opportunity today to love well, to be grateful, to work hard, to share truth with others. The abundant everyday moments are not just abundant in terms of frequency. They are abundant in terms of opportunity.

Who we are and how we experience life is significantly determined by the everyday choices we make. Those “normal” moments are the baseline, the tethering pole for our character. They are the most significant indicator of what truly matters to us and wherein our trust lies. The angels are watching with fascination, so let’s put on a show for them.

For more on this topic check out commentary on Ecclesiastes, which was a source for this series.

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
– Ecclesiastes 9:10