CBM Intern – Be the Rubber Band!

By CBM National intern, Cati Watts – 

Flexibility is an important quality to have in your life, even more so if you are in ministry at all. When I think of flexibility I always think of a rubber band and how a good one can stretch really far without breaking. Webster’s dictionary definition describes flexibility as being “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements.” In the past I have considered myself a flexible person but the last couple of months have shown me that it is not as easy as I thought to be flexible. I have experienced 2 different kinds of flexibility:

Creative Flexibility

This is the kind I most often use in a relaxed situation where I must be ok with the fact that I don’t always have a designated job. To be honest, I didn’t realize this required flexibility but I definitely get stretched trying to keep myself busy. I just have to always remember that I do all to the glory of God.

Patient Flexibility

This is the flexibility that I am exercising most right now. A lot of times I get really busy in life and it’s not always of my own choice. At this time, during the CBM National Internship Program, my job of shadowing one of the camp staff keeps me quite busy. If I am not careful to practice the character quality of flexibility, as I get asked to go here and do that there, I will break like an uncooked noodle.

Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.”

Proverbs 22:29 “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.”

So, when you feel stiff and don’t want to adapt, practice flexibility because God can use you better if you are ready to stretch. Be the rubber band!

 

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