Don’t put too much stock in what people say about you.
We all need encouragement in life. The occasional “good job” is always nice to hear. But we have to be careful not to hold too tightly to what people say, both positive and negative.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to be encouraged by a friend or family member. We all need that on a regular basis. But it can be very unhealthy and potentially destructive when our identity comes from what other people think and say about us.
To your critics, don’t let their words discourage you and cause you to change your actions just to please them.
To your fans, don’t depend too much on what they say, because there will come a time when their opinion of you will change. What happens then?
Galatians 1:10 says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
The question is… Are you trying to please God? Or people?
Don’t let other people influence you to the point where they are guiding your decisions and defining who you are. Look to Jesus as your source of encouragement and affirmation. Because in the end, His opinion is all that matters.
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.