I am crazy.
After watching this short video by Gospel artist Travis Greene, I became even more convinced of this fact.
If we’re being honest, we have to be pretty crazy to believe in God. To believe in a God that can move mountains, cast out demons, and heal the sick. We must be crazy to believe in an Almighty, all powerful being who can turn water into wine, part the Red Sea and make food that’s just enough for 5, be more than enough to feed thousands. We must be crazy to think that He can multiply to exceedingly and abundantly more than we can even imagine. That He can provide such an overflow it extends to all of those in connection with us.
Quite honestly, we must be at least a little insane to think that He would create a life, for the sole purpose of saving and redeeming the rest of ours. We have to be crazy to believe He truly is a way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper and light in the darkness like we sing in worship. Especially when everything says that’s impossible; When all of the logical/rational parts of us and the world say it can’t be so. We must be crazy to believe in Him anyway.
And so if we are crazy enough to believe God can do all of those things, how can we not believe that He can do the smaller things? Like cancel out debt? Or provide us with our dream jobs? Or unite us with our soulmate/purpose mate? Or heal our marriages? How can we have so little faith and imagination that we cannot believe God can drive out sickness and heal our bodies?
And if we can believe He can heal our bodies, how can we not be crazy enough to believe He can heal our minds? How can we not be crazy enough to believe God is greater than our depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts? Meanwhile, we claim to believe He was great enough to raise the dead (Jesus), after 3 days— after being crucified in public— just like He promised He would! How can we not be crazy enough to believe that He can fix our finances and pull us out of the seemingly blackhole we’re in? And yet, we can believe He can raise up Joseph out of the pit and the prison, into the palace after being overlooked, unbelieved, disregarded, forgotten, wrongly accused, and mistreated— solely for being who he was called to be?
Listen, I don’t know about you, but if I’m gonna be crazy, I might as well be filled with the absolute most crazy faith. I might as well be insane enough to believe my breakthrough is coming, my victory is inevitable and the favor & restoration over my life is real. I might as well have enough faith to truly believe that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose (see Romans 8:28). I might as well be crazy enough to believe that God is still in the business of working miracles. Yes, I might as well be crazy enough to let go, let God and say/sing: “not by might, not by power, by your Spirit God.” (See Zechariah 4:6)