“Work like it all depends on you. Pray like it all depends on Him.” – Lysa TerKeurst
When God’s still, small voice knocked on my heart to write and speak, I wanted to register for a change of address. I wanted to reside on the other side of town from the stage and spotlight. I hung “not at this address” on my heart for several years.
Eventually I followed God into this adventure but tentatively like a forest deer hiding behind every tree and bush. My big fears – failure and conflict – loomed large between us two. They kept me from giving myself over in total abandon to my dream.
I heard these words at my first speaker conference, “Work like it all depends on you. Pray like it all depends on Him.” I had the prayer part down. I poured my heart out with every assignment to tap the keyboard or commandeer the microphone…
…I only depended on Him.
It never occurred to me that I needed to work in equal measure. God wasn’t my scape goat. He wasn’t my trap door. Why was I laying all my success at His feet?
Fear. Fear of failure. Fear of conflict.
Inside every human heart is a dream, a calling, a purpose bigger than you. To live a life of passion and purpose requires working like it all depends on us and praying like it all depends on God. I’ve stepped out from behind my forest blind. In many ways I’m working harder than I ever have.
I might fail.
I will experience conflict.
But staying where I am will mean missing God’s best for me. By refusing to join Him out in the open, I live a life of mediocrity in the dark. Here in the light of passion and purpose is the thrill of the adventure of faith lived one step, one choice…
…one challenge at a time.
I looked fear in the eye and chose purpose instead.
Question: Do you have a big dream tucked in the folds of your soul? Will you dare to work or will you just dream? Work like it all depends on you. Pray like it all depends on Him. Share you comment by clicking here.