Have you ever heard the tongue-in-cheek advice, “Don’t pray for patience, because then God will give you a chance to develop it”? It turns out that the same is true for flexibility! I have wanted to deepen my ability to be fully present, no matter the circumstances, and to respond out of what is happening. Well, the pandemic has given me lots of practice in doing just that. I’ve spent the past four months growing my flexibility in fits and starts.
What opportunities has God given you during this time, and how have you responded? What challenges have you endured, and how has God gone with you through them?
This is a hard season, no doubt. It is also formational. May we pay attention to the ways in which we’re being formed.