Moses spent most of his life dealing with little things.
He was born into royalty. He grew up with a passionate, but with an idealistic view of people. That got him into trouble when he thought he was helping his brothers by killing an Egyptian. They saw him as a hypocrite.
Then he ran. He spent the next four decades herding sheep.
It was only then that God called him to do something. Eighty years in.
Jesus–the savior of humanity–lived the first thirty of his thirty-three years doing normal stuff.
Most of the Old Testament profits got a message from God once, or a few times at most. It wasn’t an occupation for them, it was an exception.
Here’s the point: for most of our lives, God isn’t calling us to do big things. He’s calling us to do little things well. it’s all of the little stuff (the boring stuff) where we develop who we are in those big moments (the parts people write about).
It’s the ordinary that defines extraordinary.
And with that, it’s in our interest to do the best ordinary work we can.