The GREATEST FREEDOM is having NOTHING to PROVE!!! The temptation to "live for the approval of others" is possibly one of the most challenging snares and enticements we all face.
My Jesus was not the slightest bit influenced by people's opinions, prejudices, prestige, or connections. He could not be swayed or bribed. He never lived for the praise, approval, glory, and honor from people around Him. Jesus was the perfect example of a person who lived totally and utterly for an audience of One--His Father!!
May this be you and I. "I do not seek my own glory." John 8:50