The question is not if you are criticized it's when you are being criticized.
“The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back”
So even when they hurt and criticize you, I have given you instructions on what to do. I'm not saying I have all the answers but these three steps have been proven to work.
First, we’ve got to learn to leave our defense in My God's hands. Trust that where God needs to speak up in your defense and favor, He will do it in a way that NO ONE can contest or ignore.
Secondly, we’ve got to learn to cope with criticism ( we cope by trusting God to defend us) and while we are at it, guard our hearts.
Yes, guard your heart, love, and pray for them.
Thirdly, don’t get offended, keep moving forward in the destiny God has for you on the earth.
In scripture, many times people would come against Jesus and criticize Him. Many times it says Jesus answered them not a word. He simply didn’t respond to His critics. He didn’t try to convince them or try to change their minds. He didn’t get upset because somebody was talking about Him. No, He just ignored it.
When people come against you trying to make you look bad, trying to discourage you, remember this, Jesus was probably the most criticized than anyone else. I use to be that person that would want to get my point across and defend myself, but like Jesus, (Who wants to be like Jesus?) He just stayed focused on what He was called to do. He stayed the course.
BE encouraged and Shalom!