Most super heroes have a secret identity, a disguise to hide their super powers from the general public. They live seemingly normal lives, greeting their neighbors, cutting their grass, paying their bills, and driving their kids to soccer practice. Walking through the grocery store in your super hero outfit would look silly.
The supernatural power of God resides within every believer in Christ. Some have a smaller deposit; they’ve not yet been immersed in the Spirit. For those who have that power, the same strength that brought Jesus Christ out of the grave, it’s best to be a little secretive. Best to not draw attention to yourself; best to point people to Jesus.
Even Jesus worked to avoid the distractions, the fixations of the crowds on the supernatural. Jesus often told the ones he healed, “Don’t tell anyone.” But word got out anyway, and the crowds swarmed, for praise at one moment and shouts of “crucify” in the next.
Paul preferred being thought a fool than to draw attention away from the message of Jesus Christ. That message leads us to love God and love our neighbor; that’s living in the supernatural.
“If I had a mind to brag a little, I could probably do it without looking ridiculous, and I’d still be speaking plain truth all the way. But I’ll spare you. I don’t want anyone imagining me as anything other than the fool you’d encounter if you saw me on the street or heard me talk.”
2 Corinthians 12:6 MSG