Criticism & Praise
GOD PAUSE: Over breakfast this morning, a friend and I were comparing notes about what we had read today in our Bibles. In Acts 14, we found that Paul was being praised as some kind of God by the crowd around him. Then later that day, he was having rocks thrown at him to kill by some of the same people. Seems hard to imagine, doesn't it? But we find that whether we get praise or applause --- or even criticism and unjust treatment --- don't let either get to you. Learn to let the praise and the criticism roll off you. Determine in life that whatever or do and how far you go, God gets the credit. Let Him be the One you aim to please --- not man. You'll be blessed as you live that way.
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