It’s not every critic you respond to, because whilst you are busy responding to the critic, opportunities may be passing you by.
Bartimeus was shouting for help from the passing saviour, and the people told him to be quiet, but he didn’t bother responding but instead, took their opposition as his cue to shout even louder, and ultimately, he reached his goal.
Can you imagine what would have happened if rather than shout louder, he took time to respond to his critics? Quite simply, the opportunity would have passed him by.
Lesson for you and I, keep your eyes on the prize and ignore distractions, you do not have to explain yourself to everyone!
Have a great week.
Lessons from Bartimeus.
Mark 10:46-52. - 14 minutes ago