I was hours away from speaking to a large crowd of people and I found myself praying the typical pastor prayers.
“Help me tonight to speak clearly and effectively. You know I cannot do this without you.”
As I was praying, God interrupted. Imagine that, God had something better to say. 🙂
“Why don’t you pray that you would help me? Maybe I am up to something tonight and you could be a part.”
The way I pray before speaking has forever been changed. From now on, I will ask God to show me what He is doing and to help me to simply cooperate. It’s not about me after all, and that is a huge relief. God is active and moving among people, most of the time, invisibly.
It’s not about my performance or my communicative ability as much as I thought. It’s more about a partnership with the unseen. May we all table our agendas, our objectives and our well planned goals and, instead, simply ride the wake of what God is doing among the people whom He loves more than we can imagine.
Cooperate. Participate. Partnership.
That seems so much better than hoping I do well in front of a crowd. It seems more spiritual and more eternal. Help me God to help you.