“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1)
A lot of us spend time worrying about what others think about us and even reorienting our lives in order to impress others or leave them satisfied and happy with us. The problem is, living to please others can be super tiring! Besides that, we really can’t control what other people think of us, am I right?
Truth be told, what others think of you doesn’t really matter as much as what God thinks of you. If you didn’t know, GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE, and He is your Defender! As the verse states, God is your light—even if you feel completely surrounded by and shrouded in darkness. He is your salvation—it’s not up to you to save yourself. And He is your Stronghold—a very REAL fortress.
Because of these important truths, you shouldn’t be afraid and live in fear of what other girls or other guys opinions of you. You could be the book smart person of the classroom, and people will talk about you and judge you. You could be one of the most prettiest girls, or well built guys, and people will judge you. However, their judgement means nothing, and what they say about you, says only more about them.
Let’s think about the story of Joseph and Mary for example. When everyone found out that Mary (the Virgin Mary), was pregnant and that Joseph was NOT the baby daddy, can you imagine the type of talk that went around town? Ephesians 4:29 states, “do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
What you can do, instead of worrying and feeling bad, is to walk through life in holy confidence that God is always with you despite what others say and no matter how your reputation has been damaged. At the same time, lift other spirits up and spread words of encouragement and love. Remember the truth…you are loved. You are wonderful, forgiven and unique. You are far more worthy and absolutely fantastic. You are cherished by our God and He will always hold you.
God will always hold you, protect you, and shield you. Most importantly, He loves you no matter who you are, what you’ve been through, when and where.
Okay beautiful world changers, go out there and shine!