I don’t handle critical people very well. Which is supremely ironic because I AM ONE
Maybe that’s one step toward getting better; I know I have this failing.
The next step is that I know how awful it is to be in a room with someone who has absolutely nothing positive to say.
I just had to retreat from a room about 20 minutes ago that was so filled with negative comments that I knew I was going to break out in some completely un-professional excess if I didn’t get out of there. I was either going to explode in a temper or say something nasty or burst out into tears. So I did the only thing I could think of: I left. I excused myself from the room. My departure was probably abrupt enough that every one knows WHY I left, but I can’t really help that at this point.
Oh Lord please help me. Make me observant LORD. Help me to never ever make someone else feel as horrible as I have felt the last hour. Stop my tongue Lord Jesus.
And Lord, help me to know how to deal with people kindly when they are verbally pecking at me. I don’t want to be a door-mat Lord, but I want to show Your Heart. The trouble is I don’t know what You would have done in that room. I just don’t know.