“Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger burned against David and he said, ‘Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come in order to see the battle'” (1 Samuel 17:28).

While critics will always seek to deflate, discourage, and impede those laboring to fulfill the forward advance of the Kingdom of God, it can be even more disheartening when they are found among those closest to us. A critic’s view of life is to limit everything and everyone to what they have always been. They are judgmental spectators of all that is wrong and never a redeeming solution to what God is seeking to make right. If God is calling you to a task that requires walking by faith, don’t let the critics trip you up.

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