[Your name here] is well spoken of by everyone—and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true. (3 John 12, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Worry more about your character than your reputation. Character is what you are, reputation merely what others think you are.” (John Wooden).
It’s not that a good reputation is undesirable, but reputation is not always truth. What’s more, a reputation can be taken from you, but character can only be given up by you.
My Advice – Guard it well. God cares little about what others think you are. He cares about who you are. Most importantly, that you are “in” Christ Jesus (and He in you). Once you are in Christ, character will come. If it does not, question your conversion experience.