Read John 3 today.

John 3:1-2 NLT[1] There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. [2] After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”
There are many things within this chapter, and in particular within Jesus’ conversation about Nicodemus. There is much speculation regarding why Nicodemus came to Jesus after dark. Was it a secret meeting because of he was afraid of the response of his colleagues? Was he merely very busy and this was the only time he was available? Was Jesus busy during the day? Was Nicodemus seeking to ask some personal questions he desires to keep quiet? Was he seeking a longer discussion than what would be possible in a public setting? We do not know with certainty. Yet, what we do know is that Nicodemus came to Jesus.
Since Nicodemus was the one who came to Jesus, rather than the other way around, I suspect Nicodemus had an agenda. I suspect he had a specific topic in mind for the conversation. Yet, when Jesus took control of the subject, Nicodemus went with Jesus. He did not fully comprehend what Jesus was saying, but he listened and considered and remembered.
In our conversations with Jesus, we probably begin with our own agenda. Are we open to letting Jesus steer the conversation in a different direction? Are we open to hearing things we may not fully comprehend? Are we open to being shaped by Jesus’ words?