Luke 12:4-5 (ESV)
"I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
*Have you ever heard someone say that people don't have a heaven or hell to put you in? Well, it's literally true.. No matter how people treat you, see you, or regardless to what occurs they do not have any authority over your spirit and life unless you allow them to...Your major influencer is God, who has ALL power and authority. If we start recognizing who has the power vs who we choose to give power to, then it may cause you to fear less and care more about what matters to God verses what matters to humans. Yes, love and represent well; however, do it in the name of the Father and not in the name of influencing the perception of others. Allow God to take care of the rest...After all, humans are on the same level and put their pants on like you do...God is on another level that can set you a part from unnecessary distractions and things designed to take you out sooner, if you let it.