Topic: Identify The Problem [October 11, 2016]
“And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.” 2 Kings 6:1.
If you must solve any problem or meet any need, you must first identify the existence of that challenge. The matter with many believers is, we neglect the existence of a pressing challenge in the name of faith, and say to ourselves that God will make a way, forgetting that God has already put in us the ability to solve problems. God placed you on this earth, gave you a brain so that you will be able to take charge of situations and circumstances that may arise along the way.
In today’s text, the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “…the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.”They said the place we stay is too small for us. They saw a problem in the size of their house, unlike many of us today; these boys had their eyes wide open to see a problem or challenge.
If you must solve problems in your personal life, or solve problems of larger scale that will cause a change in your world, your eyes must be open to see or identify the problem or need and your mind must be open enough to the admittance of the existence of such problems. The reason we have cars in the world today, is because someone saw the need for faster and more controllable means of mobility and not animals as in the past. That person identified the need and solved it.
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In every sphere of this life, problems, challenges and needs must spring up every now and then, this is why the world is looking for problem solvers, but it all start with the first step of identifying the challenge/need/problem. If you can open your eyes to see what is wrong, it would not be difficult knowing what needs to be done or who you need to meet to assist with coming up a solution.
Think of it this way, will a person who has identified that there is a problem with the electrical supply in the house run around looking for a carpenter?
FURTHER READING: 2 Kings 6
PRAYER AND CONFESSION: Oh Lord, open my eyes to see the challenges around me. Cause me to have an open mind to admit the existence of the challenge that I can change my world.
WORDS OF WISDOM: A problem identified is half solved.
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.