“Prayer: Does it Make any Difference?”
I have long begged the Lord for help over the years. People would tell me things like, “Just let go and let God! The Lord is testing you,” “If it’s difficult the Lord isn’t in it,” or the counter to that, “You must not be doing the Lord’s work because you’re having such problems.”
I felt like I was on pins and needles doing God’s work—worrying that maybe I wasn’t doing something right, it wasn’t enough, or maybe it was all together the wrong mission for God. And then one day I just decided I was done with worrying. It was also the same time I decided I was done with working 60 hours a week. I decided to stop working every day at 3:00 and do something else that was fun or different.
And I said to the Lord, “Your turn” and “Good luck!” And a funny thing happened. The most remarkable people started appearing on the doorstep of The Enlighten Foundation. People who actually cared about the programs and cared about the outcome.
The beauty is that I began seeing God’s world from a different perspective. Perhaps my “wrestling match” was not to think God wants us to run ourselves into the ground to bring the Lord’s Light? Hmmmm. Maybe.