You know those nagging thoughts that dominate your mind in the morning? Those things that you absolutely know you can’t think about if you want to accomplish what you need to accomplish today? Well, I walked into the office this morning and I couldn’t get this passage out of my mind:
“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” – 1 Corinthians 3:18-20
This is such an important and practical passage to me. I can’t get the main question of this passage out of my head: “Does your life make sense to the people of this world?”
Have you ever taken the time to think about that? If I profess faith in Jesus Christ, my life should not make sense in accordance to the ways of this world. Every decision I make, every action I take, should make a person stop and consider why I am doing what I am doing.
See, I know that this can sound ridiculous, it can sound difficult, and ultimately, you may still say that this is impossible. But, I submit to you that, this is impossible to not be true for the believer that truly walks in faith. If a person continually takes the next step of faith in their life, if they continually walk toward Jesus on the water of life and trust Him to provide everything that they need, how can their life possibly make sense?! They’re walking on water!?
My point here is this: If we are walking in faith, then my life will never fail to boggle people’s minds. Faith is not something that comes from this world. It’s not something that I can just muster up. Faith comes from believing. Faith comes from God and God alone. That is a supernatural thing. That is a “foolish” thing in the eyes of men, but it is the only thing that makes sense for those who believe in Him.
So- Does your life make sense? If it does, what are you going to do today that is going to take the next step of not making sense. What is your faith worth to you?