FMF Fridays: Adapt
We write for five minutes, flat, without editing. Even though today is Monday, here we go…
We are called adapt to our surroundings, make adjustments, in every season, but not to conform. Because conformity looses sight of truth. And we’re called to keep our eyes on the prize, as God’s purpose for our lives unveils and prevails.
When we’re adaptable, we have the ability flow with ease, in the rhythms of God’s grace.
At the onset I did not adapt well to this new, temporary season. I missed the beaches and the ocean breezes of south Florida, and the laid back easiness and the lifestyle I had grown accustomed to.
But now, after surrendering myself to the process, I’ve adapted to the rural surroundings of southwest Louisiana.
Because time is the essence of all seasons. As surely as seasons come, they go.
When we adapt, fully, to God’s plan and His process, we have the ability to be utilized greatly, all for His glory.
I am reminded of the Apostle Paul, “I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need”. Philippians 4:12
I believe that when we practice surrendered-obedience, we have the Adapt(ability) to become productive tools in the Masters hands. And it’s in this place where grace and glory prevails.
Q: Are experiencing Adapt(ability) in this season of your life, if so, share your story?