95- Guilty of Faultfinding!
A little article in Guideposts magazine by Catherine Marshall brought a big conviction!
Catherine Marshall was the wife of Peter Marshall a famous Presbyterian pastor who also served as Chaplain of the Senate in Washington DC. She is known for her writings of fiction, non-fiction, and books she edited of her husband’s sermons and prayers. Her best known books are: A Man Called Peter, which was on the NY Bestseller’s List for three years in the 1950’s, and Christy, the story of her mother’s years as a teacher of children in the Appalachians.
February 24, 1983
One day, Catherine asked the Lord if He had any special word for her that day. He told her she was to fast from faultfinding, to accept people as they were and to drop her judgment of them.
Catherine wrote that she was inclined to be a perfectionist, meaning critical of herself and others—“a habit that tends toward judgment.”
She proposed that the cessation of faultfinding leads to creativity, goodwill, mercy, better health, better relationships.
Father–I am the faultfinder of the age! It’s sickening! I judge everyone and everything. I always have an opinion. I feel I see things rightly and others quite often are misguided.
I remember: when I was about 12 my mom said, “You used to be so tactful.”
I need to be done with this very seriously detrimental trait—My God shall supply all my need to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
You know, Lord, I wonder what Dan thinks I think of him, I find so much fault in others. Let me try by Your divine enablement, to fast from faultfinding.
From a World MAP (missionary) magazine: do a sober self-evaluation to assess your personal resources for the Lord’s use in future fruitful endeavors.
Remembering: 2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. This means: sufficient for me to live victoriously despite the devil’s buffeting!
March 4 Lord, You are faithful. I am realizing that what I have NOT LIKED in several people–what has really separated us–has been faultfinding! And I see that I am a chief offender.