By Waylon Bailey.
Flexible people are truly amazing and so helpful.
Sometime during the day yesterday I left all the heavy things that all of us have been dealing with, and I began to think about how flexible people have been during this time.
After all, when we think about dealing with change, has any time in your life been more life-changing than right now? When you look at how people are handling this, you can’t help but be amazed at their flexibility.
I see it in our church family. They went from worshiping God together in a large, beautiful building to meeting with the church in front of a computer or smart phone in their pajamas.
I am thrilled at people’s flexibility.
Your patience and flexibility is a blessing. Blessed are the flexible, for they encourage others.
You might say that you have no other choice but to be flexible, but that would be wrong. You have plenty of choices and you have chosen patience, gentleness, and perseverance–all qualities of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life (Galatians 5:22-23).
Your flexibility is teaching a younger generation to persevere and do their best in hard times.
All of this will come back to us for good.
I don’t know what the church will look like in the future, but if we are faithful in the midst of the crisis God will bless His people.
I received a nice note yesterday. A woman was telling about the goodness of God in the midst of the trouble. She said, I feel that He has been saying, “Be still.”
Do you remember the rest of that quote? It’s “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
Our patience, flexibility, and perseverance will help us know God.
And that will be enough.