As a minister/preacher/leader of the gospel we must spend time in the presence of the Lord. We can not give people accurate directions and instructions without seeking the Lord concerning what we should do and say to His people. Moses always went up on the mountain to hear from the Lord and what he should tell God’s people, and how he should instruct them (read the book of Exodus). Solomon sought the Lord concerning what he should do (1 Kings 3), and God gave him great wisdom. Jesus always sought the Lord and stayed in the presence of His Father, this is why He was so affective.
When we do not spend time in God’s presence we become a generation of selfish preachers who are not concerned about the soul of the people who are under our care. The word we bring should encourage, strengthen, enlighten, give hope, and break bands of unbelief. Jeremiah 23:4 says, “And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.” It also says in verse 29, “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”
When we deliver our messages, who is the focal point? Is it us? Is it our own accomplishments? Or is it a word to gain control or financial gain? My brothers and sisters the gospel is not a get rich scheme, neither is it a career opportunity we use to exert our weak minded, insecure ideas upon the hearts and minds of those who are sincere in their walk with Christ. God has called us to be servants, and if we cannot serve enough to give people the truth, then we need to get out of the way, because failing to give people the truth by lining up with the word we speak, and allowing it to deliver us, we have placed ourselves in a position of self, and we know that self cannot reign in the presence of the King.