Flexibility. Yesterday I received an email that stated flexibilty is a key word around the elementary school where I’ll be teaching.
It got me thinking. Am I flexible? Am I willing to change? To compromise? I’d like to think so.
I’ve learned to live life in pencil. Not pen. I can change my plans at a moments notice if necessary. For the record, I may pencil YOU in on my planner, but not God. He’s a pen guy all the way!
Just how flexible are you?
Do you bend easily when it comes to your relationships with others? Or do you break when you don’t get your way? Or do you bend so much and so often that you never stand for anything? Do you adapt well to change?
Flexibility is a quality that comes from within. God has called us to glorify Him. To be the salt and the light in this world. That means carrying out His will not OUR will. That calls for some pretty serious flexibility. Without flexibility we fail to experience how others can help and challenge us with their different cultures and viewpoints.
Let’s all show a little more flexibility in our lives when it comes to others. Let’s all bend and not break. And let’s all learn to write more in pencil. It’s much easier to change and correct.✏
But Festus, wanting to do the Jews a favor, answered Paul and said, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and there be judged before me concerning these things?” So Paul said, “I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you very well know. For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.” Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!” Acts 25:9-12
Love and laughter,