Most of the time doing what is required and meeting expectations (or even exceeding expectations a little), is the wise choice.
After all, most of the things we do each day are just the meat and potato stuff of life that needs to be done—nothing really glamorous or lastingly significant.
…there are those moments when the only appropriate response is extravagance.
Anything less is to miss an opportunity that would have shaped a destiny, created a memory of a lifetime, and done something that would have blessed the blesser (you) and the blessed (them) beyond words.
- The ONE THING for today: Be on the lookout for those moments that require an extravagant response. Extravagance is best bottled in intentionality.
3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
John 12:3 (NKJV)
Personal note: there are those moments when I am writing these blog that I feel that “tingle” that this blog is especially for someone. (I know that’s not very spiritual or scientific)
As I wrote this blog I felt that tingle. Someday, somewhere, someone is going to read this blog and know that it was especially meant for them. When you do–don’t blow it, don’t play it safe, don’t just meet expectations–go for broke…be extravagant.
Remember, extravagance is costly and subject to misunderstanding and ridicule. Pay the price anyway you will not regret it.