“How Foolish Of Me”
By Zach Wood
1 Corinthians 1:18
I don’t know about you, but I know that I have done many, many foolish things in my life. After 36 years of being alive on this earth, I have done some things that I am not proud of at all. I have made bad decisions. I have said bad things to other people. I have had very bad thoughts that I would be embarrassed to share with others. I have not done things that I should have done to help others. I have sat back and watched things happen to people that I should have stopped. I see so many times that I should have been bolder in my faith. I have said things to my children that I regret. I have said things to my wife that have hurt her and brought sorrow.
As I think of some of the really dumb and foolish things I have said and done and things that I have not done that I should have done, I feel very foolish and many times like a failure in my walk with Christ.
Usually when we hear of the word “foolish”, we immediately think of things we have done and things others have done to us that have been done without proper though and planning. We have all been there, done that. There is not a single one of us who have not said or done something foolish to someone else. You would not be human if you haven’t.
I would never think or consider foolish to be a word to describe my actions in a good way, but there is one way we can be foolish in a positive way. It’s a way that the world does not understand and, as committed followers of Christ, we need to realize it’s the way God has called us to live. The Apostle Paul makes it every clear that the message of the cross is foolishness to the world. The world sees the way we live and thinks we’re crazy. The world thinks we are foolish to follow such a life, but it’s that life that will truly save us.
Please consider carefully the way you are living each day of your life. Are you living a foolish life for God and following the message of the cross or are you choosing the life of this world and turning away from the true message of the cross?
I want to have a smile on my face when I share with others, “How foolish of me to live this kind of life for God.” I guess I don’t mind being a fool for Christ.