Tuesday, February 4, 2014

my mundane.

Part of my hesitation in writing blog posts is the insecurity of the feeling that my life is very mundane and uninteresting. In this particular season, I am a wife, I work full-time, and I am in grad school. [Mind you, there is more to me than that, but those are the 'biggies'] We are working hard to save money, so we do not go on super fun adventurous trips or dates, and we are always pressed for time or very exhausted from the amount of work we do, so there you go. I have to remind myself that God is present in the mundane, thus the mundane MUST be worth writing about.

I got curious about the word mundane, so naturally I dictionary.com'd it. [Yep, that's a verb]
I expected the definition to say something to the effect of, "regular, day-to-day, normal". What I discovered was revolutionary to me. Here's what I found:

mun-dane: adj.
1. of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly
2. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative

Did you notice the first definition?

Now, you all are probably much more knowledgable of definitions than I, and you're thinking, "well, yes, that is what the word means." I, however, was floored. What a concept! The things I am doing day-to-day, that seem completely 'ordinary' and 'regular'... are JUST THAT. They are mundane. No wonder I can get so bogged down in my daily to-do's and seasons of life that feel repetitive and uninteresting. That's because I am, as C.S. Lewis liked to say, "made for another world". Heaven, to be specific.

I love my role as Harris' wife. I love my job at Liberty. I love that I have the opportunity to study and obtain my master's degree in a subject I am very passionate about at this school. I do, however, often feel the weight of the mundane. Thankfully, my gracious Savior offers me glimpses into the heavenly world I was created for so that I can find Him in these day-to-day tasks and seasons. And especially in the everydayness that can often be our reality, God shows that He is worth more than all of it.

So until I am dancing around with [or blogging] some amazingly adventurous/awesome stories (that definitely DO come on very blessed occasions)...

I'll bring you the mundane so that we can magnify the heavenly.

"I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world." - John 17:15-18

1 comment:

  1. Lovely blog, sweet Taylor. Me thinks you also may have a future in journalism. You (along with your Uncle Paul) are quite the writer:-)