A young musician had listened with awe as a piano virtuoso poured all his love and all his skill into a complex selection of great compositions. “It must be great to have all the practicing behind you and be able to sit down and play like that,” he said.”Oh,” said the master musician, “I still practice eight hours every day.” “But why?” asked the astounded young man. “You’re already so good!” “I want to become the best I can be,” replied the older man. The church in our generation is not practiced in invitation. We have lost our confidence.
To become the best we can be for God, you have to practice. The Bible talks about perseverance and seeking until you find. It isn’t enough to know what it takes to connect with people, we have to practice over and over again. The more you practice, the easier you’ll find it to connect with people, whether you’re dealing with individuals one-on-one or with a group of thousands.