Don’t Be Defeated by Criticism

 Constructive criticism should never be resented; it is to be our best friend.

But there is another kind of criticism to which every truly successful person on earth is subjected.  This kind is unjust and often springs from a heart of envy, and only the strong and steadfast can endure it patiently.  Many in the Lord’s church have fallen before it.

How often have we seen men with ability in the church cease to be active leaders after having been subject to it?

Brethren, if Jesus had surrendered to the critics, where would we be?  Who in the church would do its work today if we all allowed critics to destroy our zeal?  The Book says:  “quit ye like men, be strong.” (I Cor. 16:13)