How do you handle constructive criticism?
- Smile on the outside, seethe on the inside
- I’ll take it under prayerful consideration
- Criticism? Can’t be. I’m never wrong!
Consider these instructions from Paul relating to Communion:
1 Corinthians 11:28 (NIV)
Everyone ought to examine themselves
before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
Self-criticism? Perhaps not that so much as God-criticism. How well do I listen to God’s whispers of constructive criticism? And what if God serves up his constructive criticism via hard words from other people?