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Choose Your Attitude: Choose Flexibility

"A flexible person is a happy person". This is what I tell myself to guard my attitude when  my precious plans go awry. An inflexible attitude can cause you to miss some major blessings.

Consider  the case of  Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army, who was afflicted with leprosy. At the urging of His wife's maid, a Jewish captive, he decided to visit the prophet Elisha to seek healing.  He had envisioned that Elisha would come out to greet him, waive his hand over his body, and pray a healing prayer for him. BUT, things didn't go that way. When Naaman arrived, Elisha didn't even bother to come out and greet him but rather sent a messenger to tell him to go and dip SEVEN TIMES in the Jordan River.

Naaman became extremely upset because the Jordan was a VERRRRY dirty river.

Even in his dreaded condition, Naaman clung to his rigid attitude and would have returned home had it not been for the wise intervention his servants. They convinced him to at least try what ELISHA had suggested. Fortunately, he adjusted his attitude and headed for the Jordan River. After his seventh dip, his leprosy disappeared. INFLEXIBILITY had almost cost him his healing.

Do you often  insist on your way? If so, you may try ADJUSTING YOUR ATTITUDE and praying for discernment of  God's plan. Do you really want to miss out on a BLESSING by resisting a change He is orchestrating?  

We need to keep our ATTITUDES poised for change. We can practice by embracing a different way of doing things—even simple things— such as driving a different route to work or sitting in a different place at church.  Most importantly, we can remind ourselves that Change is good and  CAN bring us good success. 

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