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In his book “God in my corner” George Foreman has a chapter entitled “What will people think of Me?” In the chapter his shares his struggle with this common struggle for Christians. He said he wasn’t afraid to step in the ring with toughest boxers in the world Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Ken Norton, but he feared being rejected by other. He wanted to be loved and accepted by everyone. After his conversion he quickly discovered that unanimous approval was never going to happen. Friends started avoiding him, and even his family didn’t understand what had happened to him -they thought he just flipped out. He had to admit he had felt the same way about church people all his life.