Saturday, August 4, 2007

Foolish things

Me feeling "big time" foolish at the science museum. No- I was not having a bad hair day--that silver object was making my hair stand on end. My husband was nice enough to get a picture.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise and he chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose what the world thinks is unimportant and what the world looks down on and thinks is nothing in order to destroy what the world thinks is important.
1 Corinthians 1:27-28

Are you feeling a little foolish?
Feeling a little weak?
Then you are the tool God needs.
He wants to use you to blow this worlds mind.
He wants to use you to destroy what this world thinks is its greatest power.

Weak and foolish.
How many years did I feel like that about myself. I know I never felt like I would amount to anything. And for a while in the restaurant business I did start to feel a little important.
My importance came from what man said about me. I got awards, or they like my food--then I was important. But I never really felt important on the inside. I was still an insecure ball of humanity until they once again blessed me with their approval.

Then one day I got fed up. I was angry and tired. I wanted to find out more about this God who loved me ---PERIOD. I was angry at this world. A world who saw me as useless unless I was doing something "valuable" for them. Talk about a angry young woman. One guy once said I was the angriest woman he had ever met. Pretty sad. But, I guess that just goes to show that God was keeping me honest. What was inside, was coming out.

Now---I hope and pray I am the same. What you hear--it's coming from my heart.
May God shut my mouth if I become a deceiver.

When I finally came to God for my approval rating--I was truly astounded. He loved ME.
Not for what I could offer Him--I have to say of course we know that was nothing--but for who He created me to be . ME! He loves ME.
Now, if that does not make you feel important--I don't know what will.
The God of the universe looked down and chose to love an insecure, female.
And He did not stop there. He said, I am going to use your weaknesses to blow this worlds mind. But, they won't be drawn to you--I will use you to draw them to Me.
So each time He uses this weak, female---I get a little giddy and think, you show 'em God!
I am not beautiful as this world would say, I am not rich in my own rights, and I am not a man.
So this world says, LOOOOOOOSER!

My God says, WINNER!

I'm thinking I will take the words of the most powerful, wise, creator-- in the universe.

I think you should believe what He says too!


Sue @ praise & coffee said...

I have had to remind myself about the honor of our foolishness when given to God. I just want to do whatever He wants, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
I pray I have the courage to live that way.

Connie Barris said...

I was still an insecure ball of humanity until they once again blessed me with their approval....

isn't that how we are?? we look to others for our approval... and the thing is... we never get the answers we need...

I read the book "Tired of trying to measure up"... awesome... a Christian book... and it really openned my eyes to how God, where God wants us.. just as you say,,, broken..and before the throne...

you are right on girl....

SunnySusan said...

Wow...yes, I am foolish and when I feel I am not, I fail miserably....

Here's to stay foolish...for Him

eph2810 said...

Chasing after the wind comes to mind reading your post. You always make me think - which is a good thing...I think I was the same way - chasing after approval of man/woman...I am glad that He is able to use a looser and make a winner out of me.

Thank you for your thought-provoking post.

Blessings to you and yours.

Karen said...

Yes I can sure identify with all you've said there. Funny enough I was just looking at Flying Kiwi's blog (she's on my links) and her latest post mentions a book I may try to get hold of, "The Power of a new identity" by Dan Sneed - worth checking out her post. Sydney was fabulous, I've blogged about it. Went so fast, but was perfect! I will be watching out for the postman with your package next week - sometimes can take up to 14 days as NZPost like to open things and hold them up sometimes.

Shelly said...

LOL! I am loving this picture!!! You are a hoot!

And amen and amen and amen sister. May we never look to another for approval, but realize our significance comes from Him alone - that Christ the King lives in us!

Karen said...

Oh you have a birthday coming up...when is it Sharon? I would love to send you something from the land of the Kiwi :-)

Halfmoon Girl said...

loved this post. I have been battling with my own negative messages this week.