Let’s face it. People will talk about you, people will slander you and people will attempt to drag your name through the mud.
Ever happened to you?
People have different reasons for why they do this. Perhaps you hold a position they want, perhaps they didn’t like something you did, perhaps they didn’t like something you didn’t do, perhaps you and them fell out, they don’t like the way you looked at them, they’re jealous, they’re haters... WHO KNOWS?!?!
I can assure you this... Character trumps talk. EVERY TIME!
Responding to people who are attempting to ruin your reputation is a waste of your time and energy as you can’t fight fire with fire. Your character will defend your reputation. Your integrity will speak louder than the hate.
1 Peter 2:12 “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” Your character will rise, even in the midst of the bad mouthing, bashing and verbal assassination. It will always stand tall.
Your character will defend your reputation.