The Critic & The Christian | The Update

Hey Church!

Hope everyone is enjoying the spring rains even if they are a month late; but any time rain is needed it is a blessing. There are some things in life we think we’d be better off without. One of those things is criticism. Criticism, whether positive or negative, can be a tremendous opportunity for you to grow. However, it all rides on how well you handle it; and in the long run, you will be a better person. I recently read this in “The Word for You Today.” This devotional mentioned three things we can do to handle criticism well…

1. Look beyond the criticism and see the critic: What this means is to look at the character of the person speaking it to you. If they are someone who wants to see you succeed in life, listen carefully.

2. Try not to take yourself too seriously: Learn to laugh at yourself and learn from it.

3. Know the difference between constructive and destructive criticism: Know the when, what and why of it as well as the spirit in which the criticism was given, when was the criticism given and why was it given.

If we do these things, we will find it much easier to forgive a friend, a brother or a spouse; and we will sleep much better in the process. Hurting people, love those who criticize you, grow and learn, and God will be reflected in you when your attitude is right. Get ready for God to do great things in your life and be committed to building His Church.

The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out (Proverbs 20:5).

Love you guys!

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