How Do You Solve Problems?

Useful Tips For Overcoming Your Problems

Don’t See Your Problem As A Stumbling Block:

The first thing that comes to the mind of most people with

problems is that they begin to see their problems as

limitations to their success.

The moment you begin to see your problems as stumbling

blocks, you start to have more problems because worry

sets in, fear sets in, and these are other major problems

on their own. The truth is, the way you see your problems

determines how they will affect you.

If you see your problems as the walls of Jericho (that

cannot be broken down) rather than opportunities in

disguise, then problems will affect you more than they are

supposed to. But if you see your problems as opportunities

in disguise then you will be able to tackle them and get the

message that the problems are trying to pass across to


Remain Positive:

The greatest of men are known to always remain calm

when they face problems. They are used to speaking

positively so when they face problems, they still remain


I once heard the true life story of two women that were

kidnapped on their way home after boarding a bus. When

they realized that they were kidnapped, the first woman

shouted “ori mi ooo, mo ti ku ooo” meaning that “my head

ooo, I am dead”, and immediately she fell down and died. But

when the second woman realized that they were kidnapped,

she remained positive that she would be set free and indeed

she was set free.

Staying positive is one of the keys to solving your problems

and when used well could help get you out of difficulties.

When you remain positive, you put yourself in the right

position to tackle your problems effectively.

Learn From The Problem:

There is no problem in this world that does not come with

something new to learn from it and with every lesson

comes a tangible solution.

You must understand that it is not all about being positive

and not seeing the problem as a stumbling block alone, but

also about learning from the problem itself and looking for

the way forward rather than complaining, worrying and

giving excuses.

Every problem is just like an examination and once you pass

the problem, you get elevated to the next level. Before

every examination is a lesson that brings positive answers

to the question set in the examination. The problem that

did not kill you has just added to you, made you stronger,

given you a new experience and has just tested you to

know if you are fit for the next position God is taking you


Just imagine if the bear and the lion had not come to take

David’s flock of sheep, he would not have had the

experience and the confidence to kill Goliath. He did not see

the wild animals as a stumbling block, but rather remained

positive, learned from the problem, studied the wild animals

weak points and wrestled with them until he killed them and

recovered his flock.

So many people today would have abandoned the whole flock

of sheep at the sight of just one lion. There is no

successful personality that has not passed through

problems, but the ability to learn from their problems and

apply meaningful solutions made them who they are today.

Remain Focused And Determined:

There is no battle that can be won in life without remaining

focused and determined and like a mentor of mine would

always tell me, determination is the key to great


Many people have learned from their problems and they

know what would get them out of this problem but they are

not determined and focused enough.

Have Someone You Can Always Speak With:

Not everybody is fit to share your problems with you, and

not everybody is fit to know your problems but its advisable

to have someone you can speak to, that could serve as an

advisor and a mentor to you, someone that can monitor

your progress and someone that is trustworthy and would

always be willing to listen to you.

You must be able to be accountable to this person and the

person must be someone that is better and more

knowledgeable than you. This person would be able to give

you meaningful advice, monitor your progress and also

support you in prayers.

Remember That God Is Able:

There are three kind of people I know: those that

remember God only when they have troubles, those that

forget God when they have troubles and those that always

serve God whether there is trouble or not. The wise people

fall into the third category.

You did not create yourself; he created you. God knows you

better than you know yourself and he is always ready to

help you in times of trials and tribulations only if you call

on him. He is a loving and caring father; a father who will

not leave you to face your troubles all alone, he will always

be there with you and he will see you through the


Are your problems thicker than the WALLS OF Jericho? Or

wider and longer than the RED SEA? If GOD could solve

those problems, can you understand how he can help you

with yours? He knows what you are passing through and he

is ever ready to be with you, if you are ready to let him in.

— Copyright © 2013 Seun Emmanuel Alaofin

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