Scripture: 1 Corinthians.9:20-21
20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
There is one skill that you must master in life. “Man shall put unto your bosom”, is a very important statement to follow. Adjustment of character is very important if you expect to be accepted by your blessors. We all have our favourites, from food, beverages, dressing through habits to acquaintances. However, we have to do away with several of these when we are in the presence or or environment of our prospective blessor. If you want to gain favour you need to relinquish your personal interests and quickly adapt to the one who should bless you. In actual fact, one needs to quickly understand the interests of the blessor.
There is wisdom of character which an individual needs to have; this character helps you to like what your blessor likes regardless of whether you like it or not. Such interests include food, dress, sport, entertainment, laughter, jokes and many more. Before you judge or act, you need to understand how things are done at that place and that learning has to happen very fast. Failure to adhere to new environment setup can lead us into losing favour. Failing to pay attention to your blessor also leads you into losing favour. It doesn’t matter you are more educated than your blessor or you even feel cleverer than him, set aside your greatness and humble yourself. If your education and cleverness is more important than your blessor, then how come you still need something from the blessor? Even if you notice anything out of range, close your mouth and remain quiet until you leave.
Adjustment to suit an environment is very important, learn and master it to gain favour. Don’t walk into an environment carrying your power and authority.
We give all glory to God. Mbiri kunaJesu.