Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)
Criticism. Nothing destroys the soul like criticism. Even constructive criticism destroys. How can we overcome being critical? 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says we need to encourage each other. We need to build each other up. Look for ways to encourage others. Lift them up in prayer. Ask for eyes to see the good in others. Ask for spiritual eyes to see others through the eyes of God. I am not asking for rose colored glasses. I am asking for love colored glasses.