. . . placing the ear of my heart close to the whisper of Your voice O God.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Fear Criticism? Why avoid it?
Recently I was challenged to reframe criticism from rejection to growth opportunity.
Criticism can be . . .
a new perspective on what I haven't seen before that could help me grow into who God wants me to be . . .
shared because someone loves me and wants the best for me (even if their approach could use a little help!) . . .
uncovering my blind-spots . . .
a nugget of truth in every criticism even if the criticism is not totally true . . .
used by God to help me release pride and grow in humility . . .
makes me approachable if I'm open to it.
Can you see any other way to reframe criticism to help you grow?
Give it a try next time you encounter the pointed finger in your face.