As anyone in the ministry knows, there will always be critics who are very vocal in their criticisms. And sometimes those whom God has opened their hearts to not only receive you, but the message of Christ that you are presenting, just don’t often say it enough. But the critics on the other hand, not only want to let you know, but let everyone else know about it as well.
I was reading a blog this morning, and I came across an interesting quote from another blogger, Tim Ferris. Here is the quote:
“It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do. If you have a strong informed opinion, don’t keep it to yourself. Try and help people and make the world a better place. If you strive to do anything remotely interesting, just expect a small percentage of the population to always find a way to take it personally.[Ignore] ‘em. There are no statues erected to critics.”
Very good advice for those who preach the Gospel. critics will come and go, and so will their opinions of your message and you personally. Pastors and fellow ministers – you be obedient to the Lord and faithfully preach his word with conviction, and don’t erect statues of your critics, always reminding you of their criticisms.