Has anyone ever tried to paint you in a bad light? Has anyone ever said things about you that were not true? When this happened to me all I wanted to do was shout my innocence to the world— to prove to people that the person who said this about me was wrong. Then I thought to myself, ‘if they believed that about me then they really don’t know me, so why am I trying so hard to prove my innocence to them?’
Proverbs 4:25-27 says, “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”
I have come to realize that I can’t please everyone— there will always be someone who doesn’t like me. I can’t worry about that… I can’t get distracted in worrying about what people think about me. My main concern should be in trying to please God.
So don’t worry about what people are saying about you—stay focused on God!
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