Daniel and Esther knew there was a difference between what it means to adopt and what it means to adapt. One is to surrender to overwhelming circumstances; the other is to rise above them. To adopt is to compromise your convictions; to adapt is to live them out in the real world.
Overflowing with Gods grace, adaptability and flexibility; All three are things we need to have.
I know I keep going back the the river concept but I believe it fits perfectly.
A river that is flowing strong despite the boulders in its path is always adapting. It’s water changes, and doesn’t become stagnant from standing still. In its adaptability it is being flexible. It isn’t letting the boulders in its path stop its flow, it doesn’t surrender to them. Instead, it keeps on going.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We, as Christians, need to be like the river. We need to be overflowing with God’s grace, not stopped by the things that stand in our way. We need to be flexible and able to adapt to the situations that try to stand in our way.