PROBLEMS DEFINE YOUR SIGNIFICANCE
…Problems therefore define your significance in life. For example, if you decide to take on small problems in life, that problem will define you. The size of your problem determines the size of your success. A baggage handler that puts the luggage in the plane will never earn the same salary as the pilot who flies the plane. A nurse and doctor will never earn the same amount of money, even though they work in the same hospital. The janitor and the manager will never earn the same income. The judge and the secretary will never earn the same wage.
“I smile at every circumstance that comes my way because I don’t expected life to be an easy journey.” ― Edmond Mbiaka
The size of the problem that you decide to confront, decides your significance in life. If you decide to run away from problems and only address minor problems, your significance will remain minor your whole life. But those who dare to step out and confront bigger problems enjoy a greater amount of significance in life. The same thing goes with preparation. When you decide to take your time and pay a higher price for preparation, you are indeed taking more problems on yourself. Yet on the other hand, that is what makes you become of greater significance in life.
The level of training that one acquires to a large extent, determines the kind of problem they solve which in turn determines the significance they have. For example the baggage handler may have trained for a few months, while the pilot trained for about 5 years to be able to fly passengers. The doctor spends 6 years in training, while the nurse spends less years, hence their level of earning and significance.
The point I am making is that we should not despise problems nor regard them as something to run away from. We should rather consider them as our opportunity to be challenged for a greater height. It is only primitive and uninformed people that run away from problems. Any society whose philosophy of life in regards to problems is that of negativity, will never really see true development. On the other hand, societies where problems are viewed as challenges to be resolved, go ahead to become advanced and prosperous.
If we are to rise above our mediocre lifestyle, we must change our philosophy to problems. We must begin to see problems as a means to blessings. Problems are our invitation for rewards not for curses. No person is needed on planet earth and no nation is necessary here, if they are not resolving one problem or the other.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- We are all useless without problems
- Your promotion is in your problems
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja