Many people consider it foolishness for me to become a digital missionary and author at my age. I should be making more money so one day I can retire. But I believe God has called me into this new phase, and though it is a true leap into the unknown ― especially economically as a widow — I have taken that step trusting God will provide.
Perhaps that is why I can relate to Abram. He was 75 years old when, in Genesis 12:1, "The LORD said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.'" Not to a place he already was familiar with and knew he’d like, but to one sight unseen.
Abram could have said, “No, thanks. I am settled and happy here. I have herds, a nice spacious tent dwelling, and am respected in my community.” But he didn’t. Why? Because he trusted God to lead him and provide for him and his wife in their golden years. And God did, for 100 more years!
As the late Dr. Bill Bright said, “God has something for us to do until our last breath.” What seems like foolishness to the world may be the wisest thing we can do, no matter our age — to boldly do what God tells us, trusting He will provide and work it out for our benefit and His glory.
Will you be “foolish enough” to go where God leads?
Lord, today is April Fool’s Day. The fact that this year, it is also the day we celebrate your resurrection from the dead and gift of eternal life is so meaningful. What may seem like foolishness to the world often makes the most sense to us who believe. Dispel any doubts I may have when it comes to following where you lead. Give me the peace to trust in your plan for my life. Amen.
Go Deeper — Are you at a crossroads trying to decide the best path for your life? Read Genesis 12:1-9 and ponder if perhaps God is calling you to this foolish, but wise, turn of events. Listen for His response and then obey it.
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