Often, when people start to see success, they become rooted in their ways. But to stay effective and successful we need to remain flexible, and able to change with the times—this is not always an easy task, however. Through careful, fair introspection, we can discover what’s inhibiting us from being effective!
Transparent introspection is the key to the process. When you analyze yourself, you have to be unbiased! Ask yourself the difficult questions; Answer them honestly. Finding the root of the problem and working on it is the only solution.
Change is happening incredibly fast; we need to be on top of our game. Hebrews 5:14 frames the situation well: “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” We must practice to effectively discern what is going on around us, how to change, and why. If we don’t, then the “solid food” is just not for us.
In conclusion, to adapt effectively, we need to introspect, and it needs to be done with honesty. We must be perceptive and trained to what is going on around us—we must be able to discern good from evil, which takes practice! And finally, we need to be open to God’s guidance throughout our introspection and adaptation.