“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? ”
It hurts when people share their negative opinion of us behind our backs. It hurts when they are brave enough to share it with us face to face. Even unasked for advice can put us on the defensive and make us feel that we aren’t good enough. What can you do to safeguard your heart from other’s opinions? You remember that you are on this Earth to serve God, not man. You aren’t here to seek the approval of others. You are here to live out your life according to the purpose and plan that God has for you.
There are always going to be naysayers—people who don’t like the way you think, act or feel. There will always be someone who holds an opposite viewpoint of your own. You will never make everyone happy with your decisions, beliefs, feelings, or actions, so make yourself happy. Make God happy! Frankly, what other people think of you is none of your business! You can’t control what other’s think of you. You can only control you! Besides, God’s opinion of you is all that matters. You have permission to be the you God created you to be.