Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around a great number of teachers to see what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 If you want to make an impact in your lifetime, you have to trade the praises you can receive from others for the things of value that you can accomplish. Jesus was not always praised in fact often He was condemned buy those with the most knowledge, or the highest ranks. When we work with people, or talk with them. Keep in mind we are aiming for sharing His light, His way, not seeking the praises of people but rather working for Jesus and His great commission.