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Foolish for Christ

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At Women Doing Well some of our best stories have been about women who have stepped out in faith to live their purpose on behalf of others—and they have looked like fools in the eyes of friends and even family. If you fully live your purpose for Christ there is good chance that you too may be asked to look (or at least feel) like a fool. Giving in ways that run counter to culture and spent on behalf of the gospel can often look like “foolishness” to those around us.

Women in Scripture have modeled similar “foolish” lives. There is Mary, the mother of Jesus, who “foolishly” believed she was carrying the Savior of the world and risked her very reputation and life to walk out that purpose. Or Esther, who “foolishly” dared to ask for favor from the king on behalf of her people—and saved Israel. And then there’s Rahab who “foolishly” hid God’s spies and helped them escape in order to protect her family.

This short clip from Christine Caine reminds us that the gospel calls us to foolishly engage in God’s Kingdom work. As we live our purpose we can expect and embrace being a fool for Christ.

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Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

For the past 25 years, Julie has been a visionary strategist and communication specialist. After graduating with a degree in journalism from Boston University, she landed the highly competitive job as an NBC Page in New York City, the same year she became a follower of Christ through the ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. She spent 13 years as a start-up team builder with Priority Associates, a ministry of CRU, and helped launch Revolve, a national tour and conference for teenage girls, which attracted over 38,000 attendees in its first season. In her role as President of Women Doing Well, she gets to engage her passion for women and leadership with her purpose “cultivating change.” Julie and her husband, Gary, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their daughter, Ella.

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