How many times do we make a fool of ourselves? If you think about it—it’s an easy thing to do. Even the simplest mistakes can be the most humbling—or humiliating, depending how you take it. Yet, we tend to learn from them and move on. But, the question I ask is, how often do we make a fool of ourselves on purpose? You may find that an odd question—however, I believe when we make ourselves available for God to use—He will use us in a way that seems foolish to others.
King David was willing to go and bring back the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. In doing so, Uzzah died by David’s not obeying the command of the Lord. David, yes made a mistake, repented and fixed the problem—yet, in dong so, he was still willing to go and bring up the Ark to Jerusalem. Before obeying the voice of the Lord, David placed the Ark in Obed-Edom’s house. God blessed the farmer, because he was willing to serve the Lord by giving the Lord a house to reside in.
We all have a service to perform for the Lord. When we place our trust in the direction and in the instructions He has given us, we will be victorious and will be filled with the joy of the Lord. Much like King David, when he danced before God in his underwear.
The question is this: Are we willing to make a fool of ourselves for the sake of the Kingdom of God? Are we willing to go where God has called us? It doesn’t matter if it is in our place of work, school, or neighborhoods—we need to be walking in the Spirit and in the anointing of that same Spirit. When we do, we will be over-comers with a strong desire to serve the King all the more.
Ex. 31:3; “And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts…”
Remember that God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called. David, when chosen as King, was not qualified for the job—however, God qualified him through a gentle prodding by His hand. David lived in the very presence of God and could not contain himself. He stripped down to his underwear. Are we willing to go that far the presence of God in our lives and in the lives of others around us? David did not back down when he was told he looked foolish. When we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to do something that may look foolish to those around us, we have to realize and understand that the Lord may just minister to someone through our obedience. God’s blessing resides on those who obey his voice.
When we begin to walk unashamed of who we are in Christ, we will begin to see the very Spirit of God descend into our lives and the lives of others around us. We will see people set free, healed and delivered. We are to be like David and many of the others who lived a life of foolishness in the eyes of man and lived a life of power for the Kingdom of God, changing the earth for God’s Glory.
Will you be that person?
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