It doesn’t mean that you have to be numb. At all costs, love, beloved, let the love and compassion of Christ flow through you. Let Him work and feel through you. Let Him use you as a channel of blessing to everyone who doesn’t know Him. You’re here because Jesus is using you to reach people. You’re here because Jesus lives in you.
However, you should not focus on what people feel, say or think about you. You have to realize that you can’t let their feelings and their approval be your motivation in everything you do. You’ll lose focus on your Savior, beloved. You’ll easily become depressed. You’ll be discouraged easily, because people fail you. Sometimes, they just can’t meet your expectations, and vice versa.
That’s not how God wants it to be. He has poured out His love to you through His Son so you can live for Him. You were designed for that kind of life.
People may think that you’re mean, you’re selfish, you’re insensitive, you’re unlovable, you’re weak, you’re inconsistent, and all kinds of stuff. But hey, beloved. Look up. You know what God tells you? He says, “I’m not done yet with you. So don’t give up, because I won’t give up on you, child.” You’re special, and even when all these people can’t see that, the Cross of Christ proves that.