My Facebook status from this morning: That early morning prayer and devotion time with Ricky Wade was very special to me. His unrelenting spiritual passion is a rare thing in today’s world. Thankful.
Yesterday morning, Ricky posted a status on his Facebook: Is your prayer life ON FIRE?
When I read his message, I asked myself the question: Is my prayer life ON FIRE?
Yes, it has been in the past; most of the time it is… but the question was written in present tense. IS it NOW?
I had to admit, that life had been weighing me down, trials had been stressing me out. My prayer fire was dimming.
So, I turned up the Jesus Culture album that was playing in the background… and I began to pray again. This time, I didn’t go through the motions of my normal routine. I asked God to set my prayer life ON FIRE… and He did!
The song I played:
Then early this morning, Ricky and I met to talk about God and pray. It turned into a very powerful moment, and then it hit me!
If you want to keep your edge, surround yourself with young blood!
If your passion has dimmed (even slightly) by the decades and storms you’ve endured, attach yourself to someone who is younger and less weather-beaten than yourself!
When you’re a leader, it’s easy to feel like you have to be the most powerful person in the room. It’s easy to deceive yourself into thinking that you are always at the pinnacle, that you are the model, the trailblazer.
But, that is not always the case. Any leader can be great for a few years, but to be great for DECADES, great leaders choose to synergize with hungrier, up and coming legends!
Which are you today?
Are you exhausted? Then, connect with someone who is not! Someone who can benefit from your character, experience, and endurance!
Are you young and ON FIRE? Then, connect with someone who has been on fire longer than you have. Someone who can benefit from the freshness of your fire!
I would write so much more about this topic, if I had more time today. Your thoughts?
I prayed for you this morning.
With much love,