Let this be the year you stop accommodating opinions that aren't contributing to your growth.
Have you ever asked yourself this question "what can God do through me?" The preacher has no platform if the people have no sense of mission.
Eventually, you'll realize that you're worth more than an 'i don't do labels' situation. You deserve someone who's proud to be with you.
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
You don't correct a president. You merely compliment them on their wisdom in seeking your counsel.