What animal has the thickest skin? If you said a rhinoceros or whale, you’re correct. I’ll even give you credit if you said a giraffe because it has up to seven inches of skin on certain parts of its body. When it comes to the human race, writers probably have the thickest skin.
Christians need thick skin to be able to get over all the negativity society throws at them. It’s not just strangers either. Sometimes these toxic people live in our own families, even in our own homes.
Where do we go to get strength when you’re getting down from all this criticism? There are several things you can do to get your strength back:
Don’t forget, it was Jesus the world hated first. Verse John 15:18 reads, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If people can dislike one such as Jesus, it can easily hate other Christians.
Christians are mistreated everywhere, not just in foreign countries. The media here in the United States can’t wait to attack a Christian. Just ask Tim Tebow. We just need to keep our walk with God or our negative nellies will be the first to point out that we really aren’t the Christians we proclaim to be.
Grow some thick skin. Let anything against you roll off your back.