A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Friday, April 18, 2008

Flying in the Face of Reason

When I was a boy I had some difficulty expressing myself, both vocally and in writing. This was particularly so with adults. I remember one of the teachers wrote in my school report, "I wish he would come out of his shell!" This improved with time and I learned to compensate for my lack. However, I always stood in awe of those who were well endowed with social and communication skills, especially if they were very intelligent and persuasive. There were even times when I felt inferior to them.

Things changed for the better after I became a Christian, entered into a heart relationship with Jesus and eventually got in touch with my feelings. I know now that when I speak or write something from the heart and it is within my experience, there is generally no problem.

I am still aware of a slight weakness in this area, so try to avoid competing with people on unfamiliar ground and stick to what I am sure of before God. This can be challenging when we are putting our whole trust in Jesus, especially if it concerns something very important and we appear to be flying in the face of reason. We open ourselves to being thought foolish and run the risk of being shaken off track by listening to the wrong voice. If in the end I am labelled foolish, then so long as I am being a 'fool for Christ,' it's of no consequence.

We all need wisdom, but true wisdom comes not from what we know, but from who we know. When we look to God for wisdom, the Holy Spirit will guide us and reveal what we need to know. We certainly need to be open to learn from anyone, but we need to be discerning or we run the risk of being swayed from the right path.

"For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. - - But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 Corinthians 1:19 and 27 New International Version