Sometimes you have to do the crazy thing.
You know the one. That thing that everyone will raise an eyebrow or question because it’s out of the ordinary, not the usual timetable, against the grain, or just hasn’t been done before.
I’m not referring to the crazy that’s cool. The kind that gets you noticed and extra points because everyone wishes they had the guts to do it first.
I’m talking about needing to do the crazy that only God can orchestrate. Do the kind of crazy that looks beautiful from above and strange from down here. It’s what the world calls crazy, but we just know it as Spirit whispered obedience.
If something popped into your mind and you immediately dismissed it because you assumed it wasn’t big enough or important in the big scheme, take a moment to ask God what He thinks about it. For the kind of wonderful crazy I’m talking about doesn’t judge the size or if it’s understandable to your peers or how it will fit in with others’ plans, but only listens to the Spirit’s heart whispers and obeys.
It’s obeying God and putting your baby in the Nile to save his life. Crazy to most and assumed death for the child, but instead an entire nation is saved from slavery by Moses.
It’s seeing an angel as a young teenage girl, listening to the message and accepting the life the Lord wants to grow inside your virgin womb. And then telling your fiance and family what has just happened. Crazy to most, but paved the way for Jesus to save us all.
It’s hearing a voice that you know must be God, telling your wife to pack up the house and move, not knowing where you’re going or how long it will take. Crazy to most, but we are all still blessed today because of Abraham’s obedience to a whisper.
It’s obeying God through lashes, a slashed side, nail pierced hands, mockery and suffocation so others might live for all eternity in paradise. Crazy to most and assumed complete defeat, but instead Jesus saved an entire world.
What is the Spirit asking of you today? He sometimes whispers what we might think are strange instructions and guidance at the time.
Will you do the very thing that may look crazy to the rest of us but is your brilliantly beautiful piece of the heavenly tapestry God is weaving?
I pray you’ll be crazy enough to listen and be obedient to the Lord’s leading. I’m so glad those who came before us were.Leave a Comment