why god uses problems???

Why God Uses Problems The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you 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 five ways God wants to use the problems in your life:

God Uses Problems to DIRECT You.
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."

God Uses Problems to
INSPECT You.
People are like tea bags...if you want to know what's inside them, just drop
them into hot 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."

God Uses Problems to
CORRECT You
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."

God Uses Problems to
PROTECT You
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...

God Uses Problems to
PERFECT You
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders.
God is far more interested in your character than your comfort.
Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity.
"We can rejoice when we run into problems... they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady."

Conclusion:

God is at work in your life - even when you do not recognize it or understand it. But it's much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.
“Success can be measured not only in achievements, but in lessons learned,lives touched and moments shared along the way”

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Published in: on September 27, 2007 at 11:44 am  Comments (2)  

thought of the day……dedicate

    

Dedicate time to work… its the price of success.

Dedicate time to think… its fountain of power.

Dedicate time to enjoy… its the secret of youth.

Dedicate time to laugh… it mitigates stress.

Dedicate time to love and be loved… its the source of joy and satisfaction.

Published in: on September 20, 2007 at 11:30 am  Leave a Comment  

Sore throat……

 

I woke up gasping for a clear pain free breath; a burning sensation engulfed my throat. Oh god am I dreaming?? What is happening to me, shivering I clambered out of bed to get a sip of water but each drop was an effort to swallow, so taking some parecetamol, I went back to bed and fell into a tired and  restless sleep.

As the alarm went of I turned around to go back to sleep, but remembering it was  a working day I got up to get ready for work .My throat was sore and as I tried to utter the words “good morning” I realised no audible sound came from my throat. All that came out was a hoarse faint whisper. Oh no I think I have a severe case of laryngitis.

But life has to go on, to improve my vocals, I searched the medicine cupboard for antiseptic mouth wash, salt gargle, lozenges and last but not least more pain killers and set off to work. There was no way I could get someone to cover me at such short notice.

At work there was a mixed bag of comments I received, I realised that being sick is an advantage to some extent especially as the sympathy that people exude is unbelievable. I endured many comments such as:

“Oh no what’s happened to you??”

“You should not be at work”

“You poor thing, can I get you anything?”

“You are so dedicated but stop being a martyr just go home!!”

“Oh great we will have peace today, Nayna has lost her voice!!”

“Hey your partner must be happy peace for few days!!”

“Is it contagious??”

By mid morning I had had endless cups of hot drinks brought to me, cakes, biscuits and yes even chocolate!! My throat feeling like sand paper, I could not bare to touch the stuff let alone eat it!! People go to great strengths to show sympathy when one is sick, if only they were this attentive when my clinic is running late and I have had to skip lunch to catch up.

I struggled on through my clinic barely being able to speak, the sympathy scale was reaching a very high score and in fact it was starting to irritate me.

Each and every new patient I saw asked the same question “what has happened to you??” just when all I needed was silence and to utter the most necessary instructions only.

But the most annoying thing was that when people realised my voice was a bare whisper, they started to speak to me either really softly them selves or really loudly as if I was deaf. Next came the sign language, and even note writing. How could I explain to the people I had not lost  my sense of hearing, neither was  I mute nor did I have any severe disability, only that I had lost my voice and to treat me as a normal human being.

Finally I gave up on my afternoon clinic rescheduled all appointments and went home to recover, However I did realise that next time I see or meet a person with  a genuine disability I will never treat them any different to a normal human being .This morning made me realise how people discriminate against disabilities of any kind.

Published in: on September 19, 2007 at 8:49 pm  Comments (1)  

The bank balance of life!!

An interesting email I received today gave me much food for thought!!I have never thought of life in this way before.

Our Birth is our Opening Balance !

Our Death is our Closing Balance!

Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities

Our Creative Ideas are our Assets

Heart is our Current Asset

Soul is our Fixed Asset

Brain is our Fixed Deposit

Thinking is our Current Account

Achievements are our Capital

Character & Morals, our Stock- in -Trade

Friends are our General Reserves

Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill

Patience is our Interest Earned  

Love is our Dividend

Children are our Bonus Issues

Education is Brands / Patents  

Knowledge is our Investment

Experience is our Premium Account

The Aim is to Totally the Balance Sheet Accurately. The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award. ………

Published in: on September 12, 2007 at 7:44 am  Comments (2)  

true friend….

Have you ever honestly asked yourself which person in our lives means the most us???………We often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand is the one person who is closest and dearest to us.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares….

Published in: on September 10, 2007 at 5:30 pm  Comments (6)