When You Are Criticised

When it comes to constructive criticism, try to learn from it and grow wiser. When it comes to unjustified criticism, remind yourself that Jesus was criticised too, so you’re in good company. And when you’re tempted to give in to resentment and strike back, read these Scriptures: ‘If you suffer...

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Listen to God’s Voice

One of England’s finest preachers decided because of his wife’s failing health not to go to America and speak at an important conference. Although he’d purchased his ticket, the ship sailed without him, and J. Stuart Holden missed a golden opportunity in the prime of his preaching career. A devoted...

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Prayer for Understanding

Pray for Understanding

Have you ever wondered why God made King Solomon the richest man in his day? Here’s the answer: ‘God said … “Because you … have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself … but have asked for … understanding … I have given you a...

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Keep Your Anger in Check

nger is a God-ordained emotion, but it’s meant to be your servant instead of your master. So keep your temper on a lead. Any time you’re tempted to give in to anger, stop and ask yourself two questions: Is this really worth my anger? Much of the time you’re working...

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You Must Show Compassion

Every day we miss opportunities to be kind in order to save a few seconds. One author writes, ‘When I treat people as obstacles, or a means to getting things done, I become a smaller man. With each brusque comment…dismissive glance…curt reply I lose a little more of myself…my relationship...

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