Do you enjoy being criticized. Probably not. No one says, "I just love to be criticized!" You may have seen my facebook post yesterday: "Lest you think I never get mad, today is one of those times when I just want to call someone up and tell them off. But instead I am praying HARD for the restraint I need!" God answered the prayers and I kept my hand off the phone.
Someone had criticized some decisions that my husband and I had made about our life/family. This person has done it before. I'm sure they will do it again. But for some reason it just burns my biscuits! The thing is, we know that we are doing what God has willed for us. We have prayed, sought Godly counsel, and researched till the cows come home. We know we are doing what is right for us!
As I sat in church this morning, I started to question our decisions. Maybe she was right. Maybe we weren't being responsible. I asked God to help me understand. In that still small voice I heard, "If you are being criticized, it means you are doing something right!" Well, there you go!
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
So I'm enjoying this criticism as a means to showing me that God approves of the decision that we made, because it is his good, pleasing and perfect will.