Bend so I won’t break

by Yvette van Niekerk

The past couple of years have taught me an invaluable lesson, to be a little more flexible. I am working hard at not being so right. In the Bible, Romans 12: 16, 18, I saw it says ‘readily adjust yourself to (people, things). And, if possible, as far as it dependents on you, live at peace with everyone.

I know I am in the process of letting go of my own self-importance, and I am learning to become obedient to God’s Word. I am struggling with an attitude of having things go my way, and adaptation is not so easy when I don’t want to be submitting to the Word of God.

Now I realized I am learning to bend, and I am becoming more obedient. I’m not as upset and miserable these days.

Key to a well-balanced relationship is being flexible and consideration for your spouse. Pushing for my own way brings discord and resentment into my relationship. I am praying that the Holy Spirit will guide me going forward.


Dear Father God, please help me to bend and be flexible in my relationship with You and my family, especially with my husband. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.Follow me: Kellan Publishing; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; Pinterest; Stumble Upon
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Published by Yvettevn007

I say I am a Christian wife, an Author, Radio Presenter, a Blogger, a mother, and stepmother, a granny, and a Data Capture and Personal Assistant. I absolutely and unconditionally love the LORD my God, and my husband and children. I love to write devotionals about the Word of God – the Bible. I like to incorporate my feelings and understanding in my blogs. We all face challenges don't we, and for me, it is just as difficult as for the next person. I also get frustrated and irritated and cry, and after everything I have tried, I turn back to God. I seem to learn the hard way, just like a little child always wanting to try it myself before I ask Daddy for help. I would say that I am a people's kind of person, I feel their pain, and I love to laugh with them. I always aspire to see the very best in people, never judging and still considering what they might be facing as people there and then. On meeting people, I always place them in the highest bracket on my scale. I believe the very best of each person. I do hope you love reading my blogs and seeing what I am doing on my web page. In the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I bless you.

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