“I can be flexible, so I might as well be.”
A friend was willing to change plans for me, and I was grateful. She chuckled as she told me she might as well be flexible since she’s capable of it.
It’s an important reminder.
Are you capable of being kind? Then be kind.
Are you capable of being patient? Then be patient.
Are you capable of being generous? Then be generous.
Are you capable of being forgiving? Then be forgiving.
It might be an oversimplification, and we need to be careful what we justify just because we’re capable. (After all, we’re all just as capable of being mean, judgmental, insensitive, and harsh, but we certainly don’t want to justify those behaviors and attitudes.) Yet considering what we’re capable of can certainly be a good filter to use when deciding how to respond.
All things are possible with God. So why not stay close to God and do the possible?