Everything is dust in the wind

God chose the foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose the insignificant, the contemptible, even chose what is considered nothing to reduce to nothing things that exist, so that we take no personal pride in any of this face to face with God. 1 Cor. 27-29

God doesn’t need the best and brightest, the luckiest, richest, or best connected person to cause change or bring about good. In fact, our best, most researched, most sensitive, most considered, most logical ideas and accomplishments are sometimes challenged by small, unpredictable, and almost silly factors. This happens in football, elections, finance, and all sorts of endeavors that humans try to control through human prowess and power. Everything we use to define influence , to assign worth, or to assure security are dust in the wind. And that’s okay because God is the wind.

Lord, help me to rely on Who You are rather than relying on how smart, powerful, influential (or despairing of how dumb, weak, and insignificant) I think I am.