An audience of One.
That is all you need to concern yourself with.
The only person’s opinion that truly matters is that of God above.
Concern yourself not with other people; the naysayers of the world. As long as you are doing the absolute best that you can, hold your head up high despite what they say.
If you’ve sinned, repent to God and He will wipe the slate clean. You’re harder on yourself, I believe, than God ever would be on you. He loves you. He does not like the things that you do that are of a sinful nature, but He loves YOU.
And think on this.
There isn’t a single person you will encounter that God doesn’t love.
That’s deep, isn’t it?
Those that trespass against you, He loves them.
The ones that say hateful and hurtful things to you and about you? Yep, He loves them, too.
Even the ones that have stabbed you in the back repeated, He loves them.
I am sure it pains Him greatly when we all sin, for He has such high hopes for us and plans for our future. And I’m sure it breaks His heart when we make bad choices. He hates the sin but LOVES the sinner.
He’s longing for us to turn from our sins and come running back into His awaiting arms.
And He will not hold any of those past things against any of us, once we repent with our whole hearts. Just come clean with Him, strive to do better, and God will walk alongside you to guide your steps if you only LET HIM.
An audience of one is all you truly need to concern yourself with in this life.