Does Your Problem Look Like A Nail?

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To the man who only has a hammer in the tool kit, every problem looks like a nail.

Abraham H. Maslow

So many times we try to solve a problem using the same technique or doing the same thing we have always done, knowing that way doesn’t work very well or might not even work at all.

People who are inventors seem to be able to think about things in an “out-of-the-box” way. I don’t know about you, but that isn’t my normal way of thinking. I would rather stay in my comfort zone and try to solve the problem in a way where I can be in control at all times.

But when I only let myself think about a problem in one way, the Holy Spirit does not have the ability to work freely. He has all the resources from God at His disposal and is capable of solving the problem in a supernatural way that may benefit others as well as myself. Things work out much better when I turn the problem over to God first and then trust Him to handle it in the way He chooses.

I am always amazed when I look back and see how everything has worked out.

It is easy to mess things up when you do it your own way; then God has to work through the mess in order to fix the problem, and we wonder why it takes so long to receive an answer. At least I have done that in the past.

Make it a point to give your problems to God as soon as they arise. In the end you will be much less stressed and will have grown in a much stronger walk with God during the process.

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This post written by Cathy Deaton.

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.

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