YOUTH CORNER (SERIES): BUILT FOR ALL WEATHER (cont’d)

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Happy new year friends. Welcome to your year of outstanding achievements. Mind you, outstanding achievements does not just manifest by mere wishes, or by prayer without ‘relevant labour’.

Everything valuable and outstanding demands a price — be it in the form of time, study or relevant labour — and now is that time of the year for you to ‘set sail’.

In our last publication we said: ‘Embracing change’ is the foundational bedrock to get built for all weather.

In this session we will finalize on what it takes to get you completely built/ready for all weather and season of life.

After you have embraced change, you must be ready to become adaptable, flexible, resilient and stable.

A malleable metal is more valuable to a Smith than a brittle metal, just as an adaptable or utility player is more valuable to a team.

It is flexibility or adaptability that will make you suitable for all weather. Therefore, don’t get stereotyped. Don’t get ‘boxed up’, rather be open to new ideas, new technology, new way of working. Be flexible and adaptable to what life throws at you.

Because you are used to delivering excellent job while you’re on site, or on job location does not mean a more excellent job delivering can not be done remotely if the means for this is available. [Ponder on how this case applies to you and make amend].

No one knows what the future holds for man’s existence on this planet; adaptability is therefore key in living the times and seasons that comes your way.

The adaptable personnel is the most sort after candidate in any given organization, go check it. And the adaptable student is the all round excellent student in any academic institution.

Apostle Paul spoke of his adaptability in 1 Corinthians 9:20, that he became a Jew to the Jews; to them that are law-bound, he became as law-bound, to them that are weak, he became as the weak — all for the purpose of achieving his goal.

He was made all things to all men for the purpose of the gospel of Christ. No wonder he further said in Philippians 4:12-13 KJV:
“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. [13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Don’t get this wrong, this is not charging you to become ‘Jack of all trade, master of none’ but stirring you to be open to new ideas relevant to your course. Improve old skills by adapting to new available technological tools, and embrace change without bias.

Finally, be stable (1Corinthians 7:20). Stay known for what you do best at any season of life you are in. Don’t get tossed about by every ‘seasonal whirlwind’ (Ephesians 4:14). Remember ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’.

Till we come your way again and “till the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, continually seek Him while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near”. (Isaiah 55:6).

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