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Some people will go to great lengths to hurt and degrade you, which is very sad. Don't let them steal your joy. Keep moving forward with grace and honesty. Always have faith and believe in yourself. Also, as hard as it may be, pray for those people who attack your character as a human being. By doing so, you no longer let them live rent free in your thoughts and feelings. Give it to God.
Fully trusting God will enable you to take that leap of faith. God knows our heart and the true desires of it. What a testimony it has been since I stepped out taking a huge leap of faith - trusting that God would in fact lead the way. I have been astounded by the protection and provision provided by God - but it all begun by putting my trust in him. God is so good!