287. God Doesn’t Want or Need Another Fool

“The apostle Paul,” Stan began, “hit me with another zinger this morning.”

“How so?” I asked.

“Another one of his one-sentence statements that speaks volumes,” Stan replied.

Continuing, he said, “In Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, he described perfectly what it means to be foolish.  Although I have never been a part of the church in Ephesus, I think he was addressing me specifically.”

“What did he say?”

“He said that I am not to be foolish, but I am to understand the will of God.  That struck me as meaning that when I pursue my own will without making any attempt to understand the will of God I am playing the part of the fool.”

Continuing, he said, “And for way too long before I became a Christian I was foolish in that way.  Not only that, but way too often I am foolish in the same way by not even making an effort to understand God’s will for me.”

“Even now?” I asked.

“You got it, my friend, even now.  I hate to admit it, but I still tend to be foolish by pursuing what I want rather than purposefully seeking, finding, understanding, embracing, and following God’s will for every aspect of my life on this side of eternity.”

“There are enough fools.  God doesn’t need or want another!”

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So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  Ephesians 5:17.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, for convicting me by the truth of your word.  Thank you that you want me to seek, find, understand, embrace, and follow your will for me.  I confess all of the times I have been foolish in following my will rather than yours.  Please forgive me. You know how much help I need in wanting only your will for every aspect of my being.  I ask that you provide all of the help you can muster.  Please lead and help me to follow.  Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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