"HE SHOWS MUCH MORE OF HIMSELF TO SOME PEOPLE THANT TO OTHERS - not because He has favorites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition." ~ C.S. Lewis
I sat through whole sermons as a kid with this as the topic. I'm glad I did. Christianity is often presented as a work I must succeed at to be an example of a 'good christian'. It follows that if you don't succeed you feel shame at your failure. But Jesus is both author and FINISHER of our faith. Follow His direction; let go of the pride of achievement and let God finish His work in you.