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
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
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