Isaiah 51:7 (NKJV) 7 “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, you people in whose heart is My law: Do not fear the reproach of men, nor be afraid of their insults.”
Are you a child of God? Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? Is He the Lord of your life? If you answered yes to these questions, then there is no need for you to fear any man. There’s something we used to say when I was a kid and in an argument with another ‘Sticks and stones my break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ That’s not true, you know. Sticks and stones can break bones and I hate to admit it but words can hurt. We like to think they won’t but we all know they do. BUT…even with that kind of pain – we should never fear or be afraid of what man can say to us or about us.
Not everyone is going to like you. I know that may come as a shock but it’s just the way life is. Yet, we as children of God can know that Jesus will always be there for us. We don’t have to depend on anyone but Him. Some people will try to run over you…try to shame you…try to get others to dislike you – all because of your relationship with Jesus. But hold on to Jesus! It is true that you reap what you sow. Stay steadfast in your walk with God and keep standing on His word and you will be the better for it. God is a rewarder to those who love and obey Him.
My prayer is that I do not give a thought to what the world thinks of me…that I pray for any who ridicule or insult me…that my relationship with Jesus only grows stronger each day. How about you?