Flexibility Brings the Blessing | Part 2 of 4

If you’ve been telling yourself, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me, (Philippians 4:13)” and meaning it, you have every right to expect results. As opportunities present themselves for you to enhance yourself vocationally, you must be flexible and act. The only place you are ever stuck in is your mind.

Here are four steps to vocational flexibility.

  1. Never stop learning. When an opportunity presents itself for you to advance yourself by taking a course or workshop, do it! Make the necessary adjustments in your schedule.
  2. Be sharp and alert. I tell my children this way, “The better you look, the better you’ll feel. The better you feel, the better you’ll do.”
  3. Work on your dream. That is the thing that God put in you that you love to do and it comes naturally.
  4. Do your work as unto the Lord. Colossians 3:17 tells us that whatever we do in word or deed should be done in the name of Jesus.

For example, my degree focused on public relations and print media. However, I’ve always loved sports and fitness; and when the opportunity came for me to educate myself in that area, I took hold of it. Now I am doing two of the things I enjoy most — and being paid to boot!

The Message Bible says, “Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” Every detail means work too. Ultimately you are working for the Lord regardless of your current vocation. Even if it is not where you want to be, use these steps and activate the ability God put inside you to give yourself vocational flexibility.

The more knowledgeable you become about your craft or career, the more you will be worth. Then you will be able to fully live out the Blessing by walking in that ability; because God gave it to you specifically to be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2 AMP). And, finances always follow.

Be blessed friends and have the perfect day everyday!
Psalm 138:8

— Shon Stevens is a writer and professional fitness instructor. Shon lives in Texas with her husband and two children.
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