I’ve been in the ministry for 25 years. Fortunately, over that time I’ve learned that you don’t have to know it all you just need to know who does. You don’t need to do God’s job for Him. You need to let God do His job through you. Even still, life continues to humble me making me realize my total dependence on Christ doing a work in me so that He can then do a mighty work through me.
One thing my health battle has done is keep me on my knees. There hasn’t been a Sunday the past couple years that I’ve not had to totally free fall into the arms of Jesus. Most Sundays I’ve done all I could do to even be present. However, I knew what mattered most was that God was present. When I go to preach any sermon I know that unless God intervenes all that comes out of mouth will just human words.
I do believe God allows certain things to happen that get our EGO out of the way. EGO stands for Edging God Out. We edge God out anytime we think we’ve got it figured out and don’t need His help. We edge God out anytime we think we’re strong enough or smart enough to make things happen apart from Him. One thing I know for certain because God has humbled me. I can’t even walk without God holding my hand. I certainly can’t change the hearts or minds of people. Anything good that happens in me, through me, around me or despite me happens because God is good.
“And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say,“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”(James 4:6)