The person I look up to most is the person who isn’t defined by what others think. (Author unknown)
In a self-centered world like ours, many people find their identity and worth in what other people think about them. They make their choices and plan their activities based on how they think others might judge them. What a difficult lifestyle that must be. When we learn to stand on our own, confident in who we are and how God has made us, the better life will be for us.
It matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. . . It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide (1 Corinthians 4:3-4).