flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility – The quality of bending easily without breaking – willingness to change or compromise.

People often use that word to describe the ability to adjust to changes in your life without creating stress or drama. Being flexible in life means that you can change your plans and adapt to new situations easily.

This word ‘flexibility’ came up in my daily reading, and it made me wonder if I was a flexible kind of person or not. In life we need to be flexible in order to cope and thrive. Jesus lived a very flexible life listening to the Father and tending to those in need wherever and whenever.

‘I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual’ – you wouldn’t be nitpicking like this.” (The Message, Matt 12:6-7). We need to know when to be flexible and when not to be flexible especially when it comes to our mission and God’s purpose for us.

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9. In the book of James he says we need to flex to God’s direction in our lives. Flexibility helps us to be prepared for wherever His purposes might take us.

I really like what Jill W Tomey has to say…”Our faith requires us to be flexible and react the way God wants us to react. Many times we get comfortable in where we are with our faith and then God calls us to love a little bit more or a little bit deeper. Sometimes we get stubborn and want to stay where we are comfortable. God calls us to think and act creatively and flexibly to accomplish our mission. Changes in life are inevitable and we need to stay flexible but focused on the mission of the Church. We need to embrace change knowing we have a firm foundation in our faith. Each time we resist change, we miss an opportunity to grow our faith.”

Laura

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