Genesis 32:28 (KJV) And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
It does not matter what others say about us. What truly matters is what God says about us. We cannot allow others to define our future based on our past. We have to be able to hear what God has to say to us about who we are presently and in the future to come. He is the One Who has authored our story from beginning to end. Therefore, all other stories about us are irrelevant if they do not align with our Heavenly Father’s perspective.