Read John 7:25-36

While Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he called out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I come from. But I’m not here on my own. The one who sent me is true, and you don’t know him.” – John 7:28 (NLT)

Growing up, Jesus seemed like an ordinary Jewish boy (except for being sinless, of course), and certainly didn’t do the spectacular miracles of his ministry after his baptism. So some people held this against him, since it didn’t fit their expectations of the Messiah. They used it as an argument against his teaching. Likewise, people today may use our past or our lack of worldly success or recognition as an argument against the truth of what we say about God and his salvation plan for all of us. That should not deter us; we can acknowledge whatever shortcomings there may be in our lives while still proclaiming God’s truth.