Don’t allow someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. (Les Brown, motivational speaker, and author)

To a lot of people, the opinion of others about them is a sensitive subject. Many are easily hurt when they are criticized. Others take great pride when they are complimented or given credit for some personal achievement. Brown’s wise advice is a good guide for us. Others’ opinions are one thing, but they are not our real identity. Know yourself for who God has made you to be.

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them. (Genesis 1:21)