God made us as individuals to love and serve Him first, then love and serve others. It’s easy to get lost in the idea of helping our brothers and sisters, but we should do so in the context of our service as being pleasing to God. Our focus needs to remain His glory and His kingdom, and not necessarily the opinions of others. Sometimes stepping in faith means doing so at the risk of alienating individuals who are near us.
“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” – Galatians 1:10 NLT