I am always captivated by the eloquence of motivational speakers and salesmen; how they put words together, persuade people, insert stories and fables, close their speeches, create pictures and strike their audiences. The applause is usually deserved, and the speakers are dutifully good in their art.
However, some of the most popular Speakers in this field are not Christians and do not consult the Bible as their manuscript. They are simply therapists who stimulate the minds of people towards achieving their set goals in life by using certain creeds and principles. I must say, those principles are sometimes found in the Bible if we can only study the Word deeper with keen eyes.
There are many things that those motivational speakers won’t tell you and that the Bible tells us. I will cite some from the Temptation of our Lord Jesus so that we may learn about how to live our lives as believers in this ungodly world.
The writer of Hebrews tells us that He was tempted in every way yet did not budge so we should all learn how to resist as well and be like our Master and Saviour.
For we have not an high priest which cannot † be touched with the feeling of our
3 THINGS THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU
- MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE: They will not tell You that life is not natural alone but also spiritual. The natural man may live and survive by eating natural bread, but the spiritual man MUST live off the Word Of God. Sometimes they make it look like our lives should be defined by natural bread alone without Spiritual Bread. I want us to balance both and be fruitful in life.
- A MAN’S LIFE DOESN’T CONSIST IN THE ABUNDANCE OF THINGS HE POSSESSES: Our Lord Jesus rebuked a young rich man who thought life consists in the abundance (Wealth) Of things one possesses, its strange that they teach wealth as Ways Of measuring man’s worth not other things. We are worth more than our wealth, net worth isn’t the same as spirit worth.
- DON’T TAKE SOME RISKS FOR POWER AND FAME: Our Lord was tempted with Power and Glory by the devil but He refused to jump down and take some risks because of that, He was willing to wait for God’s time and Divine Promotion. They teach us to go for it at all cost, I totally disagree with their ideas of getting and making it in life.
I hope you have been inspired by this piece and will not let your heart be swayed by all the things you hear from motivational speakers.
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