Where in ministry are you most regularly tempted to discouragement?
Have I failed as a husband and a dad? Have I preached the whole counsel of God? Why do I still struggle with the same sins with which I fought on the day I first believed? Do I really care enough for the people in my church? Is my teaching leading people to Christ or away from him? Am I driven solely by a desire to raise my own profile? These kind of questions periodically strike me down.
This is Carl Trueman being interviewed by CJ Mahaney; and to which I can only respond 'me too.'
I'm particularly (and perversely) encouraged by his admission that he still struggles with the same old sins. I remember 'confessing' that to Roger Carswell. Confession's good for the soul, yes? No, not always. Roger expressed such surprise that I came to the serious and long-term conclusion that I obviously wasn't really converted...