I'm currently reading through Ezekiel in my personal time with God. The other day I came across a passage that honestly scared me to death as a communicator. Most of the time people think of me as "the funny guy preacher." I'm trying to convince myself that it's okay as long as life change is happening. I don't want to be remembered as "the funny guy." Actually, I don't want to be remembered at all. I want the Holy Spirit's message of comfort and conviction to be remembered. But what I came across in Ezekiel was even more difficult than the idea of being known as "the funny guy."
In Ezekiel 33 near the end of the chapter God says the following:
If that is the case here at Northwood I might as well shut my mouth and find a job doing something else. I'm convinced that I will do whatever is necessary to see God bring change in the lives of the people of Northwood Church. I will prepare everything I can prepare and pray as much as I can. I will lay down my position, rights, preferences and ideas at the feet of God. I will trust Him to do what only He can.