This message was in my email inbox this a.m. I get John Mason’s Nugget of the Week.
I just wanted to share this with you. It’s a word for someone that is in great need of it.
Never surrender your dream to noisy negatives.
Jesus himself, after healing the ten lepers, was only thanked by one of them. (Luke 17:11-19.) If you move with God, you will be criticized. The only sure way to fend off criticism is to do nothing and be nothing.
The Bible offers this great promise concerning criticism: The truth always outlives a lie. (Proverbs 12:19)
Most of the time people who are critical are either jealous or uninformed. They usually say things that have no impact whatsoever upon the truth. Pay no attention to negative criticism.
Trust in the Lord and do good… (Ps. 37:3) knowing that in the end what you do in the Lord will be rewarded.
– John Mason, from the book An Enemy Called Average
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