The size of your impact in the world is in direct proportion to the size of the fear you push through while you’re here. And making an impact comes at a price.
Sounds like the start of an awesome joke, right?
Even better, it’s a true story…
I was alone, driving a borrowed van, headed to retrieve my harp from school where everyone was already gone for spring break.
The place would be deserted.
This meant for the first time ever I would be faced with loading this massive harp all by myself.
Time to pray! “Ok God, let’s review:
~ I’ve never loaded the harp alone.
~ It weighs 96 pounds.
~ It is the most expensive thing I own.
The way I see it, we’ve got two options:
1. Help me do it on my own or
2. Provide someone who will help me load it…
(preferably a responsible adult).”
I got to the school, covered the harp, strapped it into its custom dolly, and started walking through the building, all without seeing another soul.
Just as I was nearing the door, a man came walking through the building and asked if he could hold the door for me. I accepted and then asked if he could walk me out to the van and help load it in. He graciously agreed and we accomplished the task without incident.
As I was thanking him, I realized he was one of the priests on campus! I smile now just thinking about how God answered my prayer for a responsible adult with a priest!
So glad I was specific, and so glad that God cares about EVERYTHING in our lives!