Do not worry if you look like a fool

by 8 Jul

Someone needs to hear today – do not worry if you look like a fool.


Someone needs to hear today – do not worry if you look like a fool.


Often times when you pursue God and His ways you will look like a fool. This is because God’s ways do not look like man’s ways. God cannot be boxed, and neither can the ways in which God chooses to move and operate in and through a person. If you know 100% in your heart that God has called you to a specific assignment or task and you have received backlash, upon backlash, judgements, criticism and being accused of being foolish, irrational, irresponsible and “too way out there” there by people, then today I would like to encourage you to dust it off.


1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) – For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) – But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.


1 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) – Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise


1 Corinthians 2:2 (NKJV)  – For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.




  • Abraham and his household looked like fools to those around them when they packed their bags to move to a land without a map, without co-ordinates, without a name for the land, just simply moving and trusting God will say “this is it” when they come to a specific land.
  • Noah looked like a fool when he spent years building a massive ark when there had never been rain and floods to give an indication of the need to build it.
  • Gideon looked like a fool when he sent his entire army home except for 300 men to fight against an enemy army of thousands of men.
  • Ruth looked like a fool when she decided to not remain in her own land where she would be provided for in her parents’ house and have opportunity to marry again. Instead, she chose to give it all up to follow an aged woman who had nothing left to a land that Ruth did not know.
  • David looked like a fool when he went up with only 5 stones and a sling, not wearing any protective armour or weapons of war, or even a shield, when he went up to battle a massive giant who had protective armour on, weapons of war, a shield and who was a warrior since youth (Goliath).
  • Elijah the prophet looked like a fool when he had the people drench the altar in water when he was having a “showdown” with the prophets of Baal to show that God was the only God.
  • Peter, Andrew, James and John looked like fools for quitting their day jobs and leaving business behind to go and follow someone (Jesus) they didn’t know without the prospect of financial income.
  • The woman with the alabaster jar looked like a fool for “wasting” expensive perfume by pouring it on Jesus, which was a beautiful thing in His eyes.
  • Jesus looked like a fool to those who crucified Him when they mocked Him for not coming down from the cross because He said He was the Son of God, and they reasoned if He was, He would be able to save Himself.
  • The disciples looked like fools to those around them after Jesus’ ascension, not willing to go anywhere because they were waiting for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, something never seen before.


Now that you have considered these (there are many more), consider the outcomes of their situations and what each achieved in turn. Then tell me if it is not worth it looking like a fool for greater Kingdom purpose and outcome. It is not fun to look like a fool, but if you can for one-second look past your human emotions and look at your situation from God’s perspective, seeing the lives, the impact, the legacy that He will and is birthing through you, even if you are still in the “fool” stage until you get to “reveal” stage.


Let Jesus’ approval, opinion and applause be all that you need to keep going on your God-given assignment and task.


Romans 8:18 (NKJV) – For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.


God bless you 😊


By Adele Grobler

Soar boldly to greater heights!
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