noun,adjective, verb, -aged, -ag·ing.
noun ~a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates...
adjective ~typical; common; ordinary.
Driving with my husband the other day, he spotted a sign outside a building that said:
"The average man thinks he isn't."
I did not see the sign, but I heard him muttering about it, and asked what the problem was. He said, "that isn't true. Most people think they're average, even if they're not."
At this, I cocked an eyebrow.
~average brown hair,
~blue-grey eyes (very common)
~average height and weight
~average shoe size (which is why my size is always gone during a good sale!)
~average intelligence - smart enough, but no Einstein!
~average skills in many areas...actually, I always thought that certain skills of mine balanced out my lack of athletic skills.
I didn't think this was a bad assessment. I like the fact that I don't stick out too much either way.
Today I read:
"average is in the eye of the beholder."
Well, that's probably true...
God's Word says that I'm "fearfully and wonderfully made" and don't think I'm denying that by clinging to my claim of average-ness. I think He made me this way, because He knew this is how I'd be most comfortable....and while we all have times where we struggle to be content with what we've got (and have not got), I praise God for each day that I become a little more like Him.
For this is the only thing that could set me apart from the rest of the average world. I am a believer, "cleaned up by Jesus and set apart for a God-filled life." (1 Corinthians 1:1 MSG)
Perhaps I'm rising above average after all.