Hard Places in life and ministry...!
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:54AM
Bishop Rick Callahan

Hello dear ones and fellow so-journers in Christ; what happens to our faith or confidence when we are in a hard place in life or ministry. Just a few points and observations...!  "Problems are actually opportunities in disguise. We are continually faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as inslovable problems. John Mason say, "The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's problems".

Confiedent people do not run away from challenges, obstacles, or problems, they find a way to overcome them. Challenges come to every person. Your ability to face them and overcome them determines the possibilities of your achievements.

A problem contains hidden provision awaiting the correct person who has the confidence to solve it. In every problem there is a hidden possiblity.

Here are 5 suggestions for turning problems into opportunity:

1. Clearly indentify the problem you are facing.

2. Believe there is a solution to your problem. Belief opens your mind to figure out a solution to your problem.

3. Think positively and creatively about the challenge and how you can turn it around for your good.

4. Get a fresh perspective from an outside source. Sometimes you cannot "know" what to do if you really don't know.

5. Take positive action and respond (don't react) properly to the problem with new solution.

Well may this help all of us faced with problems and issues in life and ministry today. I have faced and still facing my share in life and ministry, and still learning how to follow Jesus. Love and blessings!

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