You can buy a pretty good drone for not a lot of money. But just because you can buy one, hook up a camera on it, and read a few of the instructions, doesn't mean you can necessarily control it well, or get the desired outcome. Just ask the drunk government worker who didn't even realize he'd lost his drone on the Whitehouse lawn!
I see this same phenomenon in preaching. It's easy for someone with an opinion to stand behind a pulpit and reveal what is on their mind. It's easy to talk up front if you are not shy in these surroundings. But just like trying to control an easy to own drone... a pulpit does not a preacher make.
Preaching is not:
- a venting session.
- time to share your point of view.
- when you get to tell everyone what they are doing wrong based in your own standards and viewpoint.
- sharing an opinion.
- a place to grind axes.
Rather... it's a time to share the Word of God, and interpret the Word of God according to His will for the people you serve.
Just as a novice with a drone should not overreach and can do some serious damage to property and life - So you can do some serious damage if you preach with your own words and opinions while claiming to speak for God.
Bottom line - An opinion is not the same as a message from God.