God calls the foolish
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 1 Corinthians 1:20
Several years ago God put writing in my heart. I tried a little at that time, but it was the opposite of good. Now, I write a daily message of encouragement. I enjoy it very much, but I have no training and had no childhood dreams of writing. I have no aspiration to be a bestselling author and I don’t expect to become a well-known novelist. I do, however, have dreams of helping and encouraging others. My heart is to see people avoid traps that I once got caught in. My mission is to lead as many people that I can influence to discover their life of significance and purpose. I’m starting late in life and I hope some will answer their call much earlier through this mission.
Here’s the point: God calls me to write at this point in my life, so I do. There are many who are qualified and many more available. Some use their gift of writing to become well known and famous, never considering using their God given ability for the Kingdom of God. Others consider it, but put it off until a later time because of much more pressing issues in their day to day living and the busyness of life. There are only a few who will take the time to answer the invitation God is calling them to right now. Here’s the thing: God doesn’t always call the qualified, but He does always qualify the called! It is more about a willing heart of surrender to Him.
Today’s text says that God had made foolish the wisdom of the world and that the world sees God’s wisdom as foolishness. So here’s the question for you: what is in your heart to do? What have you been putting off? What ideas do you dismiss and find to be foolish to pursue? Each one of us have something, something we can do right now that will lead to the next open door. It doesn’t matter if you are educated in that area or not, God will get you there if He has put it inside of you. The solution is to submit that idea and desire to the LORD and let Him lead you through the process.
Today I want to encourage you to set time aside to do the things that God has put in your heart that He is prompting you toward. Maybe it is writing, maybe it’s speaking and teaching. It could be some form of art or coaching. Or maybe it is reaching out to the next generation. Whatever it is, surrender it to your Father today. He will guide you and equip you to complete the things He has put in your heart and He will take you through the doors required to be effective at your calling. “Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-27
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31