January 2, 2018
When someone would criticize me and I’d let it upset me. My mom would say, “be like a duck, just let it roll off your back…”
Years later I understood why she would say that.
When a duck is swimming or out in the rain, the bird secretes an oil from glands near its tail. With its bill, the duck rubs the oil over its body.
The oil keeps the water from soaking through the duck’s feathers, making the bird “waterproof.”
So, the water didn’t affect the duck. Someone’s critical opinion is like the water. Let the oil of the Holy Spirit saturate your being, his oil will cause the fiery darts to just roll off your back.
No matter what comes at you on a daily basis, and it will come…let the oil of Joy, be applied to your heart and mind, and the offence will just roll off your back. Be a duck!!!
Psalm 30:4-6 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Make music to praise the Lord, you faithful people who belong to him.
Remember his holiness by giving thanks.
His anger lasts only a moment.
His favor lasts a lifetime.
Weeping may last for the night,
but there is a song of joy in the morning.
When all was well with me, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
Psalm 45:7New International Version (NIV)
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.