Monday, September 22, 2014

Everyone Has Problems

A man walked into a psychiatrist’s office with a fried egg on top of his head and a strip of bacon over each ear. The counselor asked, “What can I do for you?” The man replied, “I’ve got a problem with my brother.”

Pointing the finger at someone else is not the way to solve your problem.
Are you discouraged by a trial you’re going through? It will help to remember that everyone has to deal with problems. What I am dealing with may not be the same problem that you are facing, but everyone has challenges. Here are three things to keep in mind.

1. Most problems are fixable. Do what you can do to resolve the problem. Diagnose the situation, be willing to do whatever is necessary, and take the steps to fix it. If the situation is completely out of your hands, surrender it into God’s hands and trust Him for the strength to endure it.

2. Many problems are imaginary. We make life harder than it’s supposed to be by magnifying our problems through our imaginations. The problem isn’t our problem. The real problem is the way we think. This is why we must control our thoughts, keep the right perspective and look at the positive side of our circumstances. (see Philippians 4:4-8, 2 Cor. 10:5).

3. All problems are an opportunity. Trials are simply challenges to move us to a higher level of spiritual growth. When we overcome the problem, we are promoted to a higher position and a better place.

No matter what you are going through, trust the God who is bigger than your problem. He will show you what to do and will give you the strength to get through it. “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

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