I don’t know who Kyle Idleman is, but I agree with this sentiment. I have a very strong people-pleasing impulse, which I constantly have to fight. I also have to fight the temptation to imagine that preachers who preach to the largest crowds get to do so because they “sell Jesus cheap” and water down the gospel.
In my experience of preaching nearly every week for the past eight years, I haven’t yet over-challenged my congregation. They want to be challenged by the gospel. They need us preachers to step up, be truthful, and have integrity. That’s what I’m working on.