Criticism is hard to take. But in this essential article, Alfred Poirier argues that as Christians we can take criticism more easily because:
1. In the Cross of Christ, I agree with God’s Judgment of Me
2. In the Cross of Christ, I agree with God’s Justification of Me
In other words, “I do not have to fear man’s criticism for I have already agreed with God’s criticism. And I do not look ultimately for man’s approval for I have gained by grace God’s approval.”
This article is essential for leaders of all types. If you lead, you will be criticized. You need to know how to handle it well.