Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Problem With Problems

For any problem, or question, we are faced with a bigger one of choosing the right solution; going onto the net, or channel hopping, across 200 TV channels; we are barraged with an information overload
How many times haven’t I found myself saying that there could be no other solution to a problem – and that solution leads to a dead end? How many times haven’t I felt stumped knowing that the problem lying before me is one I cannot solve? No leads. No options. No solutions.

If I know how it works, what the problem is, then I have a better foundation towards solving the problem.

Number one; maybe the reason I cannot solve my problem is that I have not really taken a hard look at the problem. Or maybe I have been looking so long and hard at it; I can’t see the wood for the trees.
When I should be doing, what I used to do; pray about it, leave it, without any further meddling from my part the answer would come.

Number two; I Draw up a list try to take note of all of the pros and cons: the problem with the lists is quiet often I haven’t identified the problem and the cause of it, only the symptoms. As a result I can come up with a mountain of to do lists, where nothing will get done.

Number three; I try to solve the problem by parts. This works fine for crossword and jigsaw puzzles; in solving problems, I land up with more unresolved issues, and some more unfinished projects; all this creating another problem; I cannot grow until I go back and clear up unresolved issues. My spiritual growth is reflected in the handling of those problems; do I find the solution in Gods Word, or do I take all the different interpretations of the “experts”, and become more confused forgetting being a Christian is not a religion, but a relationship with God.

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