Friday, April 25, 2014

Adapt

Adapt

Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits.

Have you ever thought about adapting yourself to make room for someone else's needs? In Romans Paul tells us to readily adjust ourselves to people. I think He was well aware of the importance of winning a soul for Christ over his own selfish ambitions.

We live in an age and time where personalities are put in high regard. Our children are taught to be themselves. Don't change for anyone. And while there can be a good Godly lesson learned from that advice on the other hand a selfish hard headed stubborn lesson can also be learned. One of my sons favorite movies sings a song in it that say, "how bad, how bad can it be I'm just doing what comes naturally." While this may seem trivial to some people my spirit quickens every time I hear it. I don't like the message it sends. We don't need to do what comes naturally. That is sin. Sin comes naturally. We were born into sin. We need to do what the word of God says. We need to not be carnal, worldly, minded. We need to walk in the spirit.

Walking in the spirit may mean adapting. Everyone is born with different personalities, wants, and needs. Some people need more attention, some people need to be surrounded by lots of people at all times, some people need more guidance, some people need more alone time. Everyone is different. You need to adapt to meet the needs of other people. It's tough, but it's what is needed.

Put all selfish ambitions aside and see how you can adapt today for someone else's needs. You might be surprised how rewarding it is, and how much harmony it brings to your own life!

Thanks for reading!

God Bless!

Mary Sellers

4 comments:

  1. You are an amazing woman of God Mary Catherine Malone Sellers!!!! You write for The Lord beautifully :) You are raising Shepherd to not be selfish and that is one important lesson!!! I love you :) Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. I enjoyed your devotion Mary.

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  3. I am struggling a depression right now. And everything seem so hard. I love reading your devotions

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  4. Thank ya'll so much for the comments! For the person that commented they were struggling with depression. Don't give up! Your victory is right around the corner! Oh, how Jesus loves you!!!!! He will bring you through any storm and place you on level ground! I know He has for me time after time. email me if you would like to talk! catmalonesellers@yahoo.com - Praying for you! Standing for your break through!

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