A few weeks ago I was driving and a pastor came on the radio and he discussed how most Christians pray the ‘wrong’ way.
He explained that most people who pray, pray in a transactional way. “God if you do this for me, then I will do this.” The pastor explained that we shouldn’t pray asking God to do something for us. He said we should pray that God will empower us to do more for other people. He said as we do more for others, the blessings we bestow on others, will return to us.
This has completely changed my outlook on prayer. I now focus on how I can serve others, versus what I want to get.
I was remembering these words when I saw this LinkedIn update from Mackenzie today:
This is true for all of social media, and really all of life. If you want others to help you, helping them first is a great way to make that happen.
Every time I talk to my friend Michelle, she ends every call with the same request “Now, what can I do to help support you?”
Here’s what I’d like you to do, please check out Michelle’s new podcast, Hard Won Wisdom, which debuts next week with her co-host Fawn Germer. I cannot wait to listen and I’m so excited to see what happens next for Michelle!