Romans 12:2 says Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God—what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
We can NOT go by what the world tells us. We have to go only by what God says. So if God says for you to be loud and different and FIERCE – even if it makes other people uncomfortable – do it! What’s the point of molding into what everyone else wants you to be? They’re still going to judge you even if you’re doing exactly what they tell you to do. You know who won’t judge you? God. Because He created you – knit you together in your mother’s womb – to be your authentic self. So be it!
But here’s the real question. How do you “be it” when everyone else is telling you that it’s too much? It’s not possible? It’s too DIFFERENT and unreliable?
You have to believe what GOD says about your gifts – not what PEOPLE say about your gifts.