Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?…(1 Corinthians 1:20)
Has God ever asked you to do something so radical that it honestly made you look like a little bit of a fool before others? Or maybe, you thought that it might make you look foolish? I know He’s done this many, many times for me and if I could be honest, sometimes my fear of other people’s opinion has caused me to be delayed in my obedience.
The deeper you go with Jesus, the more He’ll call you out with the potential of looking silly and foolish before others. But you see, this is where He power becomes unlocked in our lives.
God is calling me to deep waters in this present season and If I could be quite honest, I’m being bombarded with the thoughts of what other people will think. Truly, this is a trap in my own mind to keep me from walking in the precious grace of God. It is so true that, “The fear of man lays a snare, but those who trust in the Lord are safe.” (Proverbs 29:25)
I’ll be honest, as I think about walking forward into these deep waters I’m not necessarily filled with great confidence. Mostly because I’m still a little bit scared, but I know that as I do, my Father will meet me with the grace that I need to stay faithful to what He has asked of me.
Don’t wait for all the fear to be gone before you start practicing obedience. It may never fully dissipate and may even remain with you as you step out onto the water, but know that as you do this, fear starts to die in you as your Father fills you with His love.
Lord, I trust you. Please be my greatest joy in the midst of these deep waters. What you’re asking me to do is scary, but I trust that you’re going to send the harvest. You are so good and I thank you for meeting me with your deep love, in Jesus name, Amen.