I had a dream that I was preaching to a minister who unfriended me on Facebook during the time I had my mental breakdown. He asked me if I was a watchman. I wasn't confident enough to say if I was or not.
I think we need to be very discerning of who we listen to or exalt in our lives. There is a thing like illegitimate authority who try to give us validation or speak words over our lives. At times if the person doesn't measure up to the standard they have set for themselves they can take confidence in yourself away. Samuel thought he knew the way God's sees. Not knowing that God doesn't see the way we see. Destructive criticism doesn't matter if you are secure but if you are still healing you don't deserve to be under someone who is going to suppress you.