“Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.” (Acts 19:8-10 NIV)
In my prospecting, selling, coaching, and various other forms of communication…I pray for the ability to give You glory – with love, kindness, compassion, and wisdom. I also pray for the reminder that it’s only up to me to open the door and do my best when I speak or do things in Your name; but it’s up to the Holy Spirit for its success or failure. “Some will, some won’t, so what” is the mentality to have; and if words or actions aren’t received favorably or as intended, I know that I did what I could and need to move on without the temptation of wasting time “beating a dead horse.”
I’m not tied to the outcome; I’m tied to what I can truly control – and that should be liberating.