The people were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they had waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. Acts 28:6 (GW)
Do not allow people’s opinion of you to form your reality. Public opinion can be temporal and deceptive. People judge you based on their moods, their feelings, and their perception of you. But God judges you based on what he has deposited inside of you.
They looked at Paul and treated him kindly when he came to the island of Patmos, but as soon as a beast clung to his wrist, they said he was a demon, then he shook the beast into the fire without being harmed, and the same people said he was a god.
Look at this; Same paul, same people, three opinions.
what have people said about you. have they called you names that you know you don’t deserve? Relax. its just public opinion. it will change.
God’s opinion of you is that; you are the apple of his eyes, you are the light of the world, you are the salt of the earth, you are a city that is set upon a hill that cannot be hid. you are his righteousness in Christ Jesus. you are the head and not the tail, you are blessed and not cursed, you are above only. Even when you are weak, he says, “let the weak say i am strong”.
Sometimes, you may even begin to accept who people say you are. but God’s opinion of you is your reality.