“Problems can slow us down temporarily
but they don’t have the ability to stop us.
Only we have that power.”
We are a society of blamers. When something goes wrong, our immediate reaction is to find the source, the reason, the person to blame. We point fingers everywhere but at ourselves.
The reason kids are so misguided today is television, music or video games.
The cause for a crime was a bad childhood.
The source of our
economic woes is mismanagement by bankers.
But the truth is, that we choose how we live and how we respond to situations. The circumstances may be terrible, but ultimately, we choose whether or not they change our lives.
I need to own up to the way I respond to problems. It's easier to just throw in the towel when things get difficult than to deal with the problem and take responsibility for my actions.
Like when the kids forget their towels for swimming lessons (for the 10th time!), I can let that drive me crazy or I can calmly handle the discipline issues that clearly need to be addressed. It's my choice.
What problems are you facing right now? Friendship issues? Money concerns? The pain of a loved one? Marital strife?
We don't have to let problems stop us in our tracks. God has the power to conquer any problem in our lives and He has given us the power to choose the right way to respond to our problems.