Matthew 7:1-2 (MSG) “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.
Not many people enjoy criticism. I know I don’t! In fact, even when criticism is constructive, it’s usually about as welcomed as being criticized by a significant person in your life. But there’s something even worse than criticism: and that’s critical people. We all know someone like this.
You know who I’m talking about, that person who meets every plan with some version of “That’s impossible!‘ It’s that person who challenges your enthusiasm or conviction to tackle a big project with a minimizing point of view. Often times that person is in your family, your ministry, your workplace, or even at the social event!
Point to ponder- But remember: nearly every advance, discovery, or act of courage is precipitated by criticism. There’s really only one sure way to avoid it: by doing nothing. And what kind of choice is that, especially for people of faith. If you expect to be praised you must be willing to be criticized.
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