Keep your eyes on Jesus, not on people, projects, programs, or things. People will fail. They are not perfect. We all have certain weaknesses and others cannot live up to our expectations all of the time.
That’s why you must always look to Jesus.
You will probably go through a faultfinding period in your Christian experience. Most Christians do. This is where the devil shows you everything wrong in everybody else. He will show you the pastor’s shortcomings. He will show you others people’s faults and weaknesses. If you listen to him you might even quit your church and go somewhere else, only to discover the same situation all over again.
Or, you may try to grow spiritually by watching religious shows on television or by listening to audio teachings. You might not realize that, though most of those programs are good, they cannot substitute for God’s plan for your growth, which is to be in a church.
Now these are gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do the work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
It’s sad to say, but most people never grow beyond the “faultfinding” stage of development. Keep your eyes on Christ. Don’t ever look back to the old life. According to the Bible, you now are in a race. Run the race to win, not to come in second or third. Run to win!
1 Corinthians 9:24
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
Don’t be satisfied with a mediocre, lukewarm life. Go all out—victory or death! Burn all the bridges behind you and move ahead with Jesus Christ!
Also read Revelation 3:15-16 and Luke 9:62
Just read two of your articles for first time, Awesome. I went through a really hard time cause I did 11 months in prison thinking everybody would look at me different it almost hindered my walk with Christ. Thanks fr this article.