Flexibility is being open to the plans and ideas of others, and willing to be instructed and challenged to change for the better. You have to be willing to bend; if not, your relationship will break. This character will help us see the big picture, how people and events are all interlinked with a sovereign God at the controls.
Quote of the Day
“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape” ~ MICHAEL MCGRIFFY M.D
Daily Affirmation | I will delight in the Lord and bend to his will.
Jesus' life shows us the value and power of flexibility. When we bend, we don't break.
As we think more about Jesus' flexibility, we realize that even when Jesus stood firm with principle, he still bent – but he bent to God's will. Because he bent to God's will, he was not broken. Rather, he rose. When we bend to God's will, we find that we are able to stand strong and rise above situations that may seem to us like a cross. We, too, can claim our own resurrection.
Questions that can help us be flexible:
Is this course of action from God?
What will happen if I yield up my own plans or ideas?
If I don't change my course of thought and action, what will the consequences be?
Am I fighting against God or for God if I think or act a certain way?
Answering these questions honestly and humbly should give us the desire and impetus to express flexibility.
Biblical Meditation | Matthew 6:10 “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”