To be a person who stands for something, who has convictions and holds true to your values and beliefs, means being a person who will not be liked by everyone. It means being a person who will have to face conflict and judgement at times. That's hard and it can hurt, but there's no way around it. It is just not possible to always do what you believe is right without ruffling the feathers of people who stand for other beliefs. We have a choice - to live a life striving to fit in and be liked by everyone, or to live a life liking yourself and holding true to the person God created you to be.
Be kind and gentle always, but speak the truth in love and do not fear anyone's judgement except for that of the God who made you and loves you.
Phil. 4:4-9 💜