As I’ve been continuing to develop as a preacher (albeit slowly), one of the great temptations I’ve come across has been imitating other men. I mean, seeing these guys who are extraordinarily gifted by God to preach His Word—guys like my pastor, Norm Millar, and guys like Driscoll, Chandler, Francis Chan, Piper, MacArthur, Platt—and it’s really tempting to want to be like them.
To say things the way they would say it. To act the way they would act.
But isn’t that dishonoring to God?
The other day, I came across this video where Matt Chandler reminds us of the danger of trying to be who you’re not:
As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (2 Tim 4:5)
Fulfill the ministry God has intended for you, not for someone else. Don’t be who you’re not.