The story is told of a prince who was taken prisoner for a crime he had committed. His father the king came to his cell and promised to release him on one condition, that at noon, he be led through the streets in his prison clothes. "Oh," said the young man, "I can't bear to see the mocking of the people." The king replied, "You still don't know how you will be led."
At noon the next day, the king gave his son a glass brimming with milk and instructed him to carry it through the streets, with the warning that if he spilled a drop he would die. The young man took the cup and began to walk. When he had finished the walk successfully, his father asked him "what kind of faces did the people make?" His son replied, "I didn't see anyone. I saw only my life in my hands." The lesson is a good one. We shouldn't go through life worried about what people will think.
The choice of where we will spend eternity is in our hands. Is worrying about what the people will think (if you follow God) going to save your life?