The cancer of mediocrity plagues our society by infecting our spirits and attitudes, disposing us to be satisfied with the ordinary. However, an extraordinary person rises above the regular routine by turning justified frustration into action. They move forward, move out, and move on. They utilize the chaos generated by life’s transitional storms to water-walk from boring obsolescence to profound relevancy. These storms shake us from our tedious monotony and release our most explosive potential. Instead of drowning in the turbulence, water-walkers recognize the hidden invitation in the eye of their storm, discover a new beginning, and take advantage of the chaos in their conflict-charged atmosphere to move from effective to extraordinary.
An Invitation to the Extraordinary offers practical water-walking principles to help you seize the exceptional growth your tempests present and get the most out of life’s storms. Why be content with mediocrity when the extraordinary is just a few stormy steps away? The best time to release the water-walker within us is during our fiercest storms. You do not have to batten down the hatches, throw tackle overboard, or participate in the mutiny of self-destruction.
In June of 2008, God allowed an unpredictable thunderstorm of epic proportion to rumble through our ministry. These tornadic winds blew from all directions, threatening our sense of well-being, spiritual balance, and self-worth. While we eagerly expected the words of healing and survival from Christ, what we actually received was an invitation. What unfolded during this anxious time would be a challenging, life-transformation for my congregation and me.