If you aren’t suffering persecution, you aren’t living godly. If nobody says anything critical about you, you are not being a good Christian or ministering the word properly.
Now, I can almost hear some of you saying right now…I must be living a really godly life! Well, it’s true. Just read what the scripture says.
“And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12 KJV
So if you’re being talked about or criticized it’s actually a compliment.
Jesus said in John 15:20 if they criticized Him (and they certainly did), they would criticize us too.
So if you’re being criticized, you’re in good company…with Jesus Himself.
Rest in the fact that He loves you and His opinion is more important than what man thinks about you.