When People Speak Ill of You

That some will speak ill of you is one of life’s contants. It can come in several forms, but every human being will experience it. I’ve found many of those who consistently aim negativity toward others to be perennial offenders. This is to say, the same people cultivate much of the world’s negativity. Every now […]


I heard Rick Warren make a statement recently I’ve been thinking about since:

“Never criticize what God is blessing.”

For some this is difficult to do. For whatever reason, some believe that if a church or ministry prospers, they must be doing something wrong. They are “watering down” the Gospel, they are feeding people’s selfishness, using worldly methods, etc.—fill in your own favorite.

In sports, we call such people “haters”—those who dislike players because simply because they are successful. In ministry, there are haters too.