6 January 2015

Building Up People

Forgive me, if I have a bit of a rant today.

Are you one of those people who simply love to criticise people? Pointing out faults in someone's genuine attempts to do things. Yes, they don't get things right 100%, but at least they are trying to do something...

But you just love to pick holes in what they do.

You're not helping. You do know that, don't you?

And if you're not helping, you are potentially being more destructive than you are constructive.

Of course, knocking people down is easier. To build up a brick wall can take a skilled bricklayer a whole morning's work; perhaps a whole day. To knock the same wall down? Why, a swift kick in the right place could bring the whole thing down in seconds.

Let's face it, it is your choice whether you want to be constructive or destructive. Your choice, whether you want to build up, or to pull down.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

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