“My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.”
James 2:1 MSG
Of all things that can influence how you live, public opinion is the least reliable and most toxic. It moves and changes like the tide of the ocean. Others will always have an opinion about how you should live. Let them have their opinions and let Christ have your allegiance.
He is your source of life. The author of your faith. Let him write his amazing grace upon your heart and allow his power the flow freely through you.
Other people will never be your source but they will always benefit from the fact you have one (whether they admit it to you or not).
Remember, people are not looking for your opinion either- they are desperately looking for love, God’s love, flowing through you.
Give them as much grace as God has given you.
Live out your glorious Christ-originated faith with passionate love and let all other opinions fall where they may.