If people talk about you, because they’re jealous, critical, or trying to make you look bad, don’t let that change you. You don’t need their approval when you have God’s approval. Being controlled by the opinions of others is a guaranteed way to miss God’s purposes for your life. You don’t want to be on your deathbed thinking: “I wish I had been true to who I was and not just lived to meet the expectations of others.” YOU HAVE TO BE TRUE TO WHO GOD MADE YOU TO BE. Run your own race. If you stay true to what God put in your heart, eventually you will have the praise of people. His favor, His anointing, His blessing, will cause you to excel.