"You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy"
When you keep God first, He puts on you an anointing of the oil of joy to which nothing can stick. You're like a nonstick baking pan. Disrespect will come, and people will say hurtful things, but the good news is that you have a nonstick anointing. You can let that go, and it will slide right off you and have no effect. You could be offended when your coworker leaves you out and plays politics, but you have the oil of joy and just let it go. When someone is rude to you, you could give them a piece of your mind, but like that nonstick pan, it slides right off. You go on and enjoy the day.
You weren't created to hold on to offenses, disrespect, or hurtful words. Keep yourself oiled up. The next time that something happens that could upset you, take a new approach: "Father, thank You that I've been anointed with the oil of joy. I'm going to stay in peace and focus on my goals, knowing that You are fighting my battles."
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for anointing me with the oil of joy that is like a protective coating from offenses. Thank You that I can let go of the negative things that come my way and they slide right off. I declare that because You are fighting my battles, I will stay in peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.