Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Baptized in criticism?

Are you frustrated today, wondering why God is allowing so much criticism of your service? There could be many reasons - and I encourage you to spend time with the Father to learn the lessons He desires to teach you in this trial.

But one reason we sometimes miss is that God allows criticism to protect us from thinking too much of the opinions of others. Francis Frangipane put it this way:

To innoculate me from the praise of man
God baptized me in the criticism of man
Until I died to the control of man.

Whatever other reasons God may have for his season, ask Him to take this time and innoculate you from the praise of man!

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