Being Mad To Be M-A-D

Being Mad To Be M-A-D

I know your thoughts are running wild now and you are pretty much wondering what I mean…
Relax friends!  I don’t mean ‘mad’ in the literary sense of it. It is an acronym for… 

M- Make 
A- Amazing
D- Difference
Aunt Hazel from A Joyful Noise is one dogged believer I love. Did you read the conclusion of her written interview? You can read about it >>HERE<<
She said “I am approaching my mid 80’s but God is not through with me yet“.
It was *madness*, in literary sense here to say to an old and childless man to
leave the nation he has known all his life,  leave his family and follow a God
he had never seen through unmarked waters, unknown paths. Genesis 12:1-5

But Abraham knew, more than anything else and believed he was on the glorious ride to a very sure,
unquestionable and infallible future.

Abraham followed God whom his fathers never
Abraham was in our own human context, “mad” enough to risk even his own life on the platform of faith.


He stubbornly pursued, 

He persistently heeded,

He obeyed even unto the death of the son he treasured the most.

He followed the Lord who
gave Him a promise until it became a covenant. 

His obedience was the ticket to making an amazing difference in His generation. 

Do you see that?
Your obedience to following the Lord this year is your ticket to make an amazing difference in your world.

That’s how Abraham got things done…He was committed to following the Lord.
Remember, the acronym “M-A-D”

Are you m-a-d enough yet? 

Not sure yet? I urge you to Keep reading…

This same rugged faith made a shepherd boy stand
for the truth at the risk of getting his head chopped off.
That madness made a boy go after a giant that the
greatest soldiers hid away from. I Samuel 17:32-54
That madness distinguished David among his peers.
It was and I still think you would agree that it is still madness
to lay your lives as burnt amusement for an ungodly king. But that madness made
the four Hebrew men refuse to bow before a man-made idol despite the burning
furnace before them. Daniel 3: 14-18
Hey! Are you
mad enough? 
If this madness for God took them to the place greatness,
If this madness to forsake all and stand for the
truth secured the perfect future for them and their generation,
If this madness sets you apart for God’s kingdom
and makes you heaven ready like Stephen, Acts 7:55-60
It must be a profitable madness!
I’d rather be mad like these people!
That young rich man couldn’t understand why he had
to give it all and buy the truth. But that’s the only principle that guarantees
you the kingdom! Luke 18:18-24

Buy the truth, and sell it
not; also wisdom, and
instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs 23:23

Giving Jesus your all doesn’t make you poor, but
secures you an eternal inheritance…

Surrendering all to Jesus is how to Make Amazing Difference 
Hear this friend… until you commit to a dogged
faith at all cost, you are only a joke.
Allow me rephrase, Until you commit to God’s presence in your life, you are joking.
I say this without an ounce of apology…
It’s All-In or Nothing at all.
At this instance, I know you are convinced enough
to be profitably mad.

The world thinks it is madness to live for God.
If it is madness to serve the Living and True God, then it must be a profitable one.
Right now, I am laughing.
If being a Christian makes you mad, then you better be..

Being a Christian allows you Make Amazing Difference in your world. 

Here is my commitment in 2016;
is all in for God or Nothing!
Now friend, I invite you to join me in this “madness”.

If you are in for a higher level of commitment
with God, write an open statement of faith in the comments “I am all in for
this profitable madness”. 

By His Great Grace,
Ifeoma Samuel

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  • God will help us all as we strive to make amazing changes through the year.
    Lovely one.

  • I'm in on this too.. It's God or nothing…Thanks for sharing Ifeoma.
    Have a blessed week

  • Surrendering all to make an amazing difference. A great word. Thank you so much Ifeoma. You always bless me.

    • 8 years ago

    I love the acronym! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I'm with you, I'd rather be all in, mad enough to serve the Lord with all that have than be on the outside looking in! Great post!

  • It really takes madness to make the world a better place. 🙂
    I do follow Hazel. Beautiful thoughts all the time.

    • I agree Lux. Thanks for stopping by

  • I also nominated you here:

  • “I am all in for this profitable madness”.
    YES! totally and forever! i will never get tired to be MAD, just this is so perfect for the start of the year! 🙂

    • HAHA!! You got me smiling *totally*
      Thanks Steve

  • Thanks for this, Ifeoma. I needed a push this morning to do something I've been dreading, but this has reminded me that I need to stay determined and to push through. Have a blessed new year!

  • I love this post! So encouraging! It was Abraham who spoke to me the most. You know, it's wonderful how the Lord can use a person to write words that lift another up when they have no idea of their struggles. Thank you for heeding Him and writing this post.

    • 8 years ago

    The world doesn't encourage living for Him, but we are called to do so!

    • By His Grace we will live like Him. There is so much pressure but the Lord is faithful to keep us until the end if you continue.
      God Bless Emily

  • I want to be MAD with you! What a great goal!

  • What a great post, Ifeoma!

    I love the idea of an 80 year old woman being excited to serve the Lord! Oh, may we follow her model!

    Your words bless me! I want to be MAD!

    • You are friend! Making an Amazing Difference in your own unique way.
      Thanks and God Bless

    • 8 years ago

    This post is very timely for me. Thank you! I think God and I will be talking about how I can be MAD for Him and the difference He wants to make through that!

  • Great play on words, Ifeoma. : ) I too want to Make an Amazing Difference. I want to be one who: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31:8-9). To speak up and defend rights, you have to be mad at the injustice and ready to make a difference. Thank you, Ifeoma, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday. : )

    • I am glad you are in Crystal. Thank you for sharing your commitment, friend. Praying the Lord helps you through.
      God Bless

  • What a wonderful invitation for 2016 … to make an amazing difference! Thank God that He shows us how … and equips us to step out of our comfort zones and into places of usefulness.

    Happy new year, friend!

  • Thanks for this inspiring challenge to begin the new year! Yes, I am all in and want to get MAD for God in 2016! Blessings to you and yours!

    • 8 years ago

    Yes! It's all in or nothing. That phrase has come to my mind quite a few times lately, and then I read it again in your words, here. This is such an encouraging post! I love it!

  • What a great acronym! Make amazing difference. I want to be all in for God. Hope your new year has started well friend! I made it through the wedding and it was beautiful!

  • I thought you meant mad as in angry when I first read the title of this post but you mean BOTH mad enough about your current state that you're ready for something better AND crazy enough for God to do whatever it takes no matter what anybody else thinks. Angry and crazy make a good combination, who knew? LOL

    • Haha Angela, I'm happy I got your attention for a moment.
      Thanks for checking in.
      God Bless

  • Most of the time I am even keel emotionally. I don't get real excited, or even at the other end, angry. . . However there are times we MUST get stirred up in order to make a difference. Your MAD (Make an Amazing Difference) is great. Jesus got a bee under his bonnet when he saw the money changers in the temple, and his righteous indignation showed more than a little bit. Some times when we serve god it will see to others we have gone MAD (off our rocker) but God may call us to do some crazy (MAD) things this coming year. I love your take on this and thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

  • I am totally ready to be MAD this year 😉

  • That was awesome. Yes, I want to make an amazing difference this year, too. Thanks for the motivations!

  • Love this post. Thank you for sharing. I would love to have you join me at

    • Sure, Christia. Thanks for the invite

  • This is awesome! Sometimes the things of God do seem "mad" to the world, but it says in His Word that he uses the foolish things to confound the wise. Great reminder of this, thank you!

  • Love this!!! So glad to be your neighbor at Soul Survival.

  • Love this!!! When being mad is a great thing!! So encouraging! 🙂

  • I'm all in Ifeoma! I loved this post! What an encouraging word to inspire others to live for Jesus! Thank you!

  • I love how God can use anyone that is simply willing to make a difference!

    thanks for sharing!


  • Yes! I want to Make an Amazing Difference this year! Thanks for the acronym on which to hang this powerful thought.

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