Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Move Beyond the Negatives in Your Life

Nobody can ever make you feel crummy without your permission. Ingratitude and criticism are going to come; they are part of the price of being in the same universe with negative people.

Jesus Himself, after healing ten lepers, was thanked by only one of them (Luke 17:11-19). Instead of being surprised by ingratitude, we should learn to expect it and deal with it.

If you move with God, you WILL be criticized. The only sure way to fend off criticism is to DO NOTHING and BE NOTHING. Those who do things and succeed at them eventually stir up criticism.

The Bible offers this great promise concerning criticism: THE TRUTH ALWAYS OUTLIVES A LIE. This fact is backed up by Proverbs 12:19 (KJV) “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

When people are critical of you it means they are JEALOUS or UNINFORMED. But they have NO IMPACT on the TRUTH. If what you say and do is OF GOD, it will prevail.