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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Interview with Debbie - Are there solutions to every problem? #2
While I believe that God has an answer for every problem, I also believe that we often walk away from problems that could be handled if we were committed to the work. Don't get me wrong...I think that we should pray about all our problems and we should allow God to be 100% involved. But I also think that sometimes we can answer our own prayers if we are willing to work on it and willing to consider all the clues. Let's look at some examples.
Let's take a newlywed couple that's fighting over money. Is it really something to fight about? Shouldn't it be more of a math problem. Maybe each person should be willing to give 100% to make the bottom line come out in the black. Instead, they fill every moment with negative thoughts about not getting what they want out of the situation. They point the finger at someone else without considering that there are some changes they could make.
I've heard some pretty awful statements about children. "My child is a brat." "I don't know why I ever thought having children was the right thing to do." "I don't wish them harm....but I'm sick of my kids. I need a break." Without realizing it, these parents have subconsciously given up. They are complaining rather than problem solving.
Yes...I personally believe that every problem in life has a solution. No....you can't magically change a handicapped child into a mentally perfect child; but...you can find ways to make the journey with that child pleasant. No, you can't make a full bankruptcy go away as if it never happened. You can work on a plan and get your financial house in better condition. Even when it seems like your relationship with an old friend will never be repaired, you're willingness to continue to be nice may finally break a frozen heart.
If you want a better life, the first thing you have to do is change your own attitude. Be determined to find answers to your problems even if it means hard work, a different attitude and an idea that's outside the box. Be willing to change and you'll always come out on top.
God loves you,