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5 Ways To Stare Down Life’s Challenging Problems | GOF31

5 Ways To Stare Down Life’s Challenging Problems | GOF31

Are you avoiding life’s most challenging problems? When you face different trials, barriers or obstacles to your goals, how are you responding? In this episode, I discuss theology and strategy of problem-solving. Believe it or not, life is mostly compromised of facing and overcoming challenges. While a successful outcome is not always guaranteed or even desirable, we can cultivate a mindset that seeks to face each and every challenge with grace on fire!

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This Episode’s Topic: Challenging Problems

To better understand why this topic matters, I discuss the personal challenges I’m presently facing and discuss some of the lessons I’ve learned in the past. Each of us face some kind of problem. Yet we don’t always know how to respond. Here are five ways I propose are starting points for the journey.

Smitty’s 5 Ways to Stare Down Life’s Challenging Problems

1 – Assess the risk associated with the problem

2 – Clear Your Mind From The Clutter

3 – Get real with the amount of time needed

4 – Leverage Outside Help

5 – Pray, then Act

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Theology On The Street – Why Does God Gives Us Challenging Problems?

God never guarantees a smooth, easy life. Instead, life is often hard, difficult, and sometimes filled with painful experiences.

In James 1:2,3 he writes the following:

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,  for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

John Bloom writes the following:

When God chooses his servants, he tends to give them an oversized workload.

Our proneness to wonder is curbed by the priceless grace of pressure.

Smitty’s Tip of the Week – Silence Certain Facebook Voices

Many of the problems we think we have stem from the people we allow to speak into our lives. Identify the most offensive, and stop consuming their material.

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Are you afraid of confronting problems? Are you afraid of confronting people? If so, why do you think that is the case?

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About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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