V14 – Growing Through Criticism
A one page thought.
Most Christians I know serve the Lord and others with genuine and sincere hearts. We give our best. Perhaps that is why some types of complaints or criticism can hit us so hard.
We can rapidly feel misunderstood, undervalued or rejected. Our natural reaction is to defend ourselves, to find inaccuracies in the criticism or weaknesses in the life of the one who criticizes. If not careful, we can become angry or self-pitying loners. Or we may stop doing a God-given assignment. Or we may become bitter, aggressive and un-Christlike! How did you respond the last time you were criticized?