Have you ever walked through a time of frustration and doubt, but couldn’t put your finger on why? Well of course you have. Haven’t we all experienced a time of discouragement without fully understanding the source? I was there recently and the Lord’s Word helped me to realize the source of my problem was a wrong vision of success and the future.
I admit that I can be thoroughly captivated by the eloquence, charisma and wisdom of certain preachers and Bible teachers. Even to the point of identifying so strongly with a speaker that I have sometimes made much of the messenger and not the message. Sometimes we church members can spend more time talking about how much we love a particular leader rather than how much we love Jesus.