Steven J. Lawson in his book “The Kind OF preaching God Blesses” (pp88-89) gives a powerful illustration worth sharing.
In the 19 century, a group of pastors were organizing a citywide evangelistic campaign. As they discussed who they should invite to preach, the name of the noted evangelist D. L. Moody was brought up. Reluctant to have Moody preach, one minister protested, “Why Moody? Does he have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit?”
The question was then followed by a long silence. Finally, another pastor spoke up, saying, “Moody, Moody, Moody … does Moody have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit?” One of the others answered "No, but it seems that the Holy Spirit has a monopoly on Moody!”
There is not a greater testimony made for any preacher. God works through His servants in whom His Holy Spirit is mighty empowering. Regardless of a preacher’s resume or his credentials, the Holy Spirit is the One who ultimately makes the difference in any preacher’s ministry.
When it come to your preaching, does the Holy Spirit have a monopoly on you?