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.