Psalms 39:8 Save me from all the wrong things I’ve done. Don’t let foolish people make fun of me.
Criticism from others comes in two forms constructive and destructive.
It is my experience people who want you to move forward in recovery offer constructive criticism and it is motivated by love. People who really don’t want you in recovery for whatever reason offer destructive criticism often to cover their own faults and failures.
With both forms of criticism, my advice is patience. Recovery is about getting to know God and yourself. Step seven is about changing your character to bring it into line with God’s character.
The best person to listen to when it comes to recovery is God. No matter what criticism you receive from others.
- Are you listening to God?