I was once told, “after a ministration don’t ask for feedback. Never ask, ‘what do you think about…?’ The Holy Spirit did His work through you. Asking for feedback is like asking about the Holy Spirit’s performance.”
I lived with this for so long until I found out that if you don’t ask for feedback, you will never know where and how to grow. You will keep glorifying in stagnation. Yes, the Holy Spirit works through us but in an expression of who we are at that moment.
My Chemistry teacher in secondary school will always say, “I’m here to break you into pieces then remold, reshape and refine you.” Asides from teaching, criticism also does that. It doesn’t matter where it’s coming from, pick what will help you and work with it #filterwhatyouhear. Welcome both constructive criticism and blunt criticism. All are in favour to shape you into the best version of yourself. Feedbacks from some people are there to mold you.
“I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready.” – 1 Cor. 3:2.
Like Apostle Paul, some people want to give you solid food but you are not ready for it. You don’t like feedback in form of instructions and advice, so they continue to give you milk via praises, hypes, etc. They don’t know what your reaction would be if they present the real thing.
You need to grow. It is abnormal for a 5-year old child to still be feeding on only milk; sugar-coated words. You need something solid. Take the hard truth and blossom. Doing one thing, the same way with the same outcome for years without increase doesn’t sound right (ask the man with one talent who couldn’t present interest to his master on his return from travel).
As we walk into this week, mounting up with wings as eagles, let’s bear in mind that feedback isn’t a bad thing. High flyers need feedback to fly higher.
Remain blessed in Jesus name.
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