Tuesday, August 28, 2007

How God want to use problems…

I always use to think that if God love us that much then why He brings us problems in life? I thought deeply about it and realized that the problems we face will either defeat us or develop us - depending on how we respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.Here are few ways God wants to use the problems in our life:

1. To DIRECT US
Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving.Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change.Is God trying to get your attention? "Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways."

2. To INSPECT US
People are like tea bags...if you want to know what's inside them,just drop them into hot ever water! Has God tested your faith with a problem What do problems reveal about you? "When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience."

3. To CORRECT US
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure.It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove.But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something... health, money, a relationship..by losing it. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me,for it taught me to pay attention to your laws."

4. To PROTECT US
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem - but
it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management's actions were eventually discovered. "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good...

5. To PERFECT US
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders.

There could be many other reasons as well that can be added to the list like to test us, to teach us and make us an example or bench mark for others, and so on…
Anyhow I guess its all a matter that how we think or take problems in our life.

May God bless us all.

Best Regards,

Samrina

15 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Excellent points to mull over Samrina. Good always accompanies bad but too few recognize this. Excellent post.

samrina said...

Hi Janice,

Thanks a lot dear for your sweet words that always help to boost my morale to write further.

Hope you're doing fine there.

Take care

floots said...

that teabag analogy made me smile (and think - for it has a lot of truth in it)
thank you

Anonymous said...

Lovely insight ..keep them coming

Nasra

Ashish said...

Samrina,

I really like visiting your blog. Though I dont believe in GOD but I also think that every problem helps us in inspecting ourself, correcting us, in giving a new direction and in this process helping us to become perfect.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I think you found the real answer. :)

samrina said...

Floots... you are always welcome dear friend :)

Nasra... glad to see you back sis, thanks for your encouraging words :)

Ashish... i m honored that you like stuff here at my blog, thanks for sharing your views :)

Andrew... thanks a lot but still i think much is left to search for.. :)

Take care

Hakunmatata said...

Hi Sam,
what u said is v. true.and this dunia(this life) is juz all bt going thru diff. tests and we will b rewarded now n latter on aswell.

samrina said...

Hakunmatata... very true sis, thanks for your words here.

Glad to see you back :)

Take care

Cergie said...

I like this post because you use simple words and ideas to aexplain great ideas

the tea-bag : what a right comparison !!!

i'm back now Samrina, in fact I had a friend at home and we wzent often in Paris to take photos and it was very titing to be walking in this so big city
My friend is away and I'm a bit busy because I did not make the home work durig a week and tired.
I hope you are well
Love

Jac said...

I won't tell you what, but I want to tell you that I learned something from you.

drips of paint said...

you sure have given it a lot of thought....I like you wrote how you think about all this...this one I assume you wrote yourself and I enjoy knowing your point of view.

yeah I remember you like to think and ask why a lot...

//Anyhow I guess its all a matter that how we think or take problems in our life.//...and this is a pretty good answer to post I thought

By the way I am still around just do not have time to update blog....I am not lost ...sori to make you sent out a search & rescue.

God is looking after you...have a pleasant day my dearest...

drips of paint said...

oh..and about the "teabag"...that is a good one..classic & funny too...

samrina said...
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samrina said...

Cergie... glad to see you back dear sis and i do hope that you had a great time & enjoyed your vacations.

Loads of prayers n love for you too..


Jac... i m honored that you learned something from my writings but still i do wanna know that what..?? lol :)

Stay healthy & happy :)

Tim... Oh!! so you still remember my 'whys???' impressive memory haan :) anyhow yeah it took some time but i write it in phases or you can say in pieces and I am glad today that to an extend I'm successful in achieving my goal.

By the way you don't need to say sorry because yet I was just thinking to sent my rescue team in your search, thanks God you confirmed me before that :)

Anyhow thanks a lot dear for your sweet words and God is taking care of you too. Have a nice time ahead.

Take care