The imagination is so delicate that sometimes even words wound it

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

God will pour problems on you

The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you -- depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring. Here are five ways God wants to use the problems in your life:

1. God uses problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention?

2. God uses problems to INSPECT you. People are like tea bags . . . if you want to know what's inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God ever tested your faith with a problem? What do problems reveal about you?

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you. Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It's likely that as a child your parents scold you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something ... health, money, a relationship . . . by losing it.

4. God uses problems to PROTECT you. A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem -- but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management's actions were eventually discovered.

5. God uses problems to PERFECT you. Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity.

Here's the point: God is at work in your life -- even when you do not recognize it or understand it. But it's much easier and profitable when you do!

9 inspired and motivated:

how can i explore ME... said...

ya u r ryt.......but.....

HE tests us a lot.....smtyms i fall on the verge of failure....but smhow manage to find ways to get thru n dat so cuz HE wants me to....

but ya i have learnt and am prepared for lot more....:)...

hw r u....??...

The Whisperer said...

Sadly, I am all broken inside. My test/problem was to great for me to handle and to suffer so much pain for so long, two times in a row, made me change for worse..

Haris Gulzar said...

I agree. Problems are a test to see how steadfast we are...

Nice sharing (Y)

Jack said...

A D,

All I will say is Hats Off. One should understand this in right spirit.

Take care

Americanising Desi said...

abhi, i m very well thank you :)
how have you been?

R S V said...

I am sorry AD...
I shouldn't have done this...
I am not as weak as u must have opinionated by now..I have deleted that comment.....
u also do this....
I thank you for ur encouraging article..

Vinz said...

Really...!!!???

Closed eyes... said...

:) Like they say, their is always a reason behind everything.

Closed eyes... said...

there*

Post a Comment