Adaptability: Can you adjust to different conditions?

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By Pastor Brian Horrobin – Special to the Sydenham Current

Are you someone who is adaptable?

That is, are you someone who is able to adjust yourself readily to different conditions?

It was Michael McGriff who once said this now-famous line: “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

A good way to find out if you’ve got some adaptability in you is to see how you react when someone arrives at your house unexpected.

Oh boy, touched on a sore spot, did I?

If you belong to any team, committee, or group then it is vital for you to be adaptable if you’re going to be an asset.

Being teachable and able to think outside the box are valuable traits in becoming adaptable.

Napoleon Bonaparte, who was made a full general at just 26 years of age once told a defeated opponent, “I will tell you the mistake you are always making,” said Bonaparte. “You draw up your plans the day before battle, when you do not yet know your adversary’s movements.”

It is very wise to make plans, but to be stuck in your ways when the situation calls for change is to make the same mistake that Napoleon Bonaparte’s opponent made.

So, bend a little and go with the flow a bit.

Oh, and don’t look now, but company’s comin’!

Brian Horrobin is the Pastor at First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg.

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