"The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Psalm 118:6)
Don't be bothered by what people think or say about you, because it doesn't matter. Talk is cheap and anything that comes that cheap isn't important. What matters is what the Lord God thinks and says. And yes, He thinks and says wonderful things to us and about us. We just need to have listening ears to hear. We have to be in tune with Him and walk with Him. The more we do that the more He will speak and thus, we will "hear" what He thinks. Remember Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel 3/Daniel 6)? They were not concerned about what everyone was talking about. They didn't worry about paying homage to a god they knew they weren't going to worship. They continued on despite what everybody else was saying and doing. Remember Mordecai (Esther 3)? He didn't bow down or pay homage to anybody either and just like Daniel, he wasn't at all concerned about what evil men thought or said about him.