Disillusioned is a presentation designed for mature teens and adults. During Disillusioned Curtis addresses the importance of issues relating to faith, truth, and the nature of being fooled. It is a presentation in which Curtis, like Oswald Chambers, believes that our “refusal to be disillusioned is the cause of much of the suffering in human life.”
Throughout the presentation Curtis uses amazing illusions and illustrations to demonstrate just how easy it is to be fooled, and he shares the importance of having a solid foundation on which to build our life. He also shares how to take advantage of the resources, tools, and gifts that we are given to make sure what we are building will last.
Here is what Oswald Chambers, the writer of “My Utmost for His Highest,” had to say about the subject of disillusionment:
“Disillusionment means that there are no more false judgments in life. To be undeceived by disillusionment may leave us cynical and unkindly severe in our judgment of others, but the disillusionment which comes from God brings us to the place where we see men and women as they really are, and yet there is no cynicism, we have no stinging, bitter things to say. Many of the cruel things in life spring from the fact that we suffer from illusions. We are not true to one another as facts; we are true only to our ideas of one another. Everything is either delightful and fine, or mean and dastardly, according to our idea.
The refusal to be disillusioned is the cause of much of the suffering in human life. It works in this way — if we love a human being and do not love God, we demand of him every perfection and every rectitude, and when we do not get it we become cruel and vindictive; we are demanding of a human being that which he or she cannot give. There is only one Being Who can satisfy the last aching abyss of the human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. Why Our Lord is apparently so severe regarding every human relationship is because He knows that every relationship not based on loyalty to Himself will end in disaster. Our Lord trusted no man, yet He was never suspicious, never bitter. Our Lord’s confidence in God and in what His grace could do for any man, was so perfect that He despaired of no one. If our trust is placed in human beings, we shall end in despairing of everyone.”