You’ve Got to Face Your Challenge to Fix It

by Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

life's challenges

1 Samuel 25:20 [As she was riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming toward her.]

Often our knee-jerk reaction to problems is to distance ourselves from them. In some instances that maybe the appropriate thing to do. More frequently, we will not be able to avoid the challenge but must face it to fix it.

What follows are 3 observations that will enable us to adapt successfully in facing and fixing our problem or crisis.

1. Walk by faith not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:17 [This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!]

• Walking by faith gives God access to our situation.

2. Humility is the way to favor.

1 Samuel 25:23 [When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed low before him.]

• Sometimes down is the way up.

3. Ask yourself these questions:

a. Has God ever failed me?
b. Did God promise to meet my needs?
c. Is anything too hard for God?
d. Did God give me the Holy Spirit to enable me?
e. Is God with me right now?
f. Where should my focus be?

Dear friend, if you didn’t answer “yes” to each of these questions, go back to your “no” answer and take that to God for clarity.

If you answered “yes” to each, take that to God and get your instructions to move forward.

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One thought on “You’ve Got to Face Your Challenge to Fix It

  1. Michael

    Amen. These are 6 great questions to have handy, and to read everyday. Give your problems to God, and watch the Lord of the breakthrough work on our behalf.

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