We all experience problems that’s just a part of life, but how we handle our problems is a different matter. Your life seems to be going well and then all of a sudden here comes a problem, a difficulty, a distraction. What do we do?
One thing I’ve noticed about a problem is that people like to share their problems. Your friends, your family, acquaintances, coworkers, they don’t mind sharing their problem and in some cases making their problem your problem. They will call you to talk about their problem and spend hours, days, months and sometimes even years talking about the same problem.
Here’s definition I will use for problem,
“a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome” (Oxford Living Dictionary) .
The thing is a problem is meant to be dealt with, not avoided, not rehearsed but overcome! Unfortunately far to many of us rehearse the problem more than inquiring about a solution.
All the time we spend complaining about a situation could be spent just as easily on focusing on the solution. I understand that some problems may be more difficult that others, however there is still a solution.
How many friends, family etc. take up countless hours of your “precious” time to talk about a problem instead trying to find the solution.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t be there for your friends, family, etc. but what I am saying is perhaps you should spend more time seeking the solution than rehearsing the problem.
I believe God made us to be resilient people and that he has given us the ability to conquer and overcome any situation, we just have to ask.
There it is “ask”, I believe in our asking we find the solution to our problem. Matthew 7:7 states, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. New International Version.
There is no problem to which God does not have the answer we just have to ask.
When a problem comes up don’t spend so much time focusing on it, but focus on the one that has “all” the answers.
Vanessa Smith Speaks, Resiliency Expert