It disturbs me that an increasing number of messages from pastors these days sound more like teachings from the personal development crowd than they do from the Word of God. We don’t go to church to learn how to be better people here on earth; we go to learn more about God and how to live and love like Him.
Living and loving like Jesus will improve your life spiritually and mentally, but the personal development philosophies are more focused on the physical and financial side of things. The Word of God will prepare you for eternity, but pop psychology will only help you for the moment in time you will spend in this life. Self-help gurus will teach you to follow your heart. The Bible will teach you to follow Jesus.