Confronting Problems

A church usher noticed a man sprawled out on the pews and asked him to please sit up. The man simply groaned and rolled around. The usher said “If you don’t straighten up I’ll have to call the pastor.” When the man just groaned again, the pastor was called. Trying a more diplomatic approach, he asked, “What’s your name?” “Sam” the man groaned. “Where are you from, Sam?” asked the pastor. Again he groaned, “The balcony.”

That pastor showed some good problem solving skills. Someone said you can measure a leader by the problems he tackles. He always looks for ones his own size. It’s true. Our approach to problem solving is what separates winners from whiners.

Many people procrastinate when problems arise. They let their emotions rule instead of keeping in mind God’s calling for their life and remaining steady. Chances are you are facing a problem right now. What are you going to do about it? Will you continue to ignore it, or will you confront it and redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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