Sometimes we get caught up in what others say about us. Because of their words we find ourselves trying to please others.
As we get older and grow in knowledge, we realize that we don't need people's praises to feel good about ourselves and we don't need the negativity to make us feel down on ourselves. When we realize this we will be able to go through life knowing that we do not live our lives by the words of others and what they think about us. Worry is not of God...it is an emotion that traps you. Pray and let it go.
I remembered attending a place and it felt like we were being so judged in our walk in the Lord. We decided not to return there, it wasn't for us. I said in my heart, "I am going on in the Lord pleasing Him." Pleasing Him is all that matters. There is freedom in pleasing Him.
You and Christ are the compass that sets your course. You are guided by Christ , by your choices, by pleasing your family, and pleasing the Good Lord above.
It is so freeing not to worry about what others think about you. Because you are living your life with the Joy of serving the Lord, your family and others. Seek the Lord with all your heart!
Remember to forgive. Forgiveness is a beautiful thing just as Christ has forgiven us for all our wrongs, sins, and mistakes; we must forgive those who have said things about us or hurt us. Forgiveness is very powerful and it will change your life and make you beautiful within.