Good Morning Friends!
Hope you’re all enjoying the New Year. This is day two… time to activate your resolutions!
This morning I want to share something with you about the subject of change. In Luke 5:37-39 Jesus talked to his disciples about the need for people to be flexible… adaptable.
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”
It’s a very sad thing to watch forerunners conceive, birth, raise, and release something glorious into the earth… and eventually reject what they once adored. So many humans lack the ability to adapt. As we age, we loose our flexibility. We get set in our ways and we become stubborn. We long for “the good old days” and we despise the taste of progress.
Watch generations as they age. In their early years, they are the revolutionaries. They make the world a better place through their innovations. They make ancient revelations relevant to modern generations. And it’s hard to conceive that so many of these revolutionaries end up as the primary obstacles to the next revolution.
Adaptability: the ability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances
Do you possess the ABILITY to CHANGE or BE CHANGED… to fit CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES? Or, are you already getting left behind… are you already FADING AWAY into nothingness? Without adaptability, we can be assured that even the BEST OF US will be left behind. So, check yourself today… make sure you are teachable, flexible, open to new ideas, easily led, and always humble enough to learn from the younger innovators of your world.
So far in my own life, I feel like I’ve been able to make somewhat of a revolutionary difference. The real challenge of my future is taking this revolution beyond my generation… and that will require adaptability.
I’m petrified at the thought of becoming an obstacle in the pathway of tomorrows progress. I dont want to miss new opportunities because I’m so personally awed and attatched to some antiquated way of doing things. So with this New Year, I’m spending quite a bit of time asking God to MAKE ME ADAPTABLE AGAIN!
Have a super day you guys! Chat with you tomorrow!