What is the Best Place to Keep Your Problems?

Let me begin with a brilliant thought from Byron Pulsifer, a motivational speaker and seminar leader. He says that problems and challenges will arise no matter who you are or what you’re trying to accomplish in life. It’s only those who know that there’s a solution and keep digging that eventually find the answer and conquer the day.

In the journey of life, challenges are so real that Frank A. Clark, an American lawyer and politician, reasons that “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” Problems are as certain as day and night and as sure as the North Star. Problems, indeed, are a sign of life.

Problems can either be opportunities or obstacles; it’s your attitude and perception that determine whether it takes you up or brings you down. Ray A. Davis, a writer and speaker, believes that “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”

You’re Born to Overcome All Problems

The difficulties that come your way aren’t meant to stop you. They’re designed to point the way to a new route, new possibilities, and new doorways. This may be why Bernice Johnson Reagon, a scholar, song leader and composer, opines that Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”

Certainly, the coronavirus and post-coronavirus eras are generating problems that may be there for some time. They are not to make us bow or buckle. They come so that we use them as stepping stones.

As Kemi Sogunle, a professional coach and multi-award winning author, puts it “The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.”

Where Not to Keep Your Challenges

Where you keep your problems determine whether you overcome them or they overcome you.

You shouldn’t keep your problems in your head; if you do you’ll be mentally tormented.
You shouldn’t keep them in your heart; if you do you could have heartbreak.

You shouldn’t keep your challenges in your mouth; if you do you’ll talk more often about them. This will lead to depression.

It’s also not wise to keep your crises in your house; if you do you may have a broken home.

Keeping your difficulties only to yourself is also not the best thing to do; it can mount so much pressure in your life and bring about untimely death.

Or do you think that it’s safest to keep your challenges with your neigbours? Some people did and those neighbours certainly gossiped about them. So don’t.

If your keep them with your relatives, they’ll use them to mock you.

Ah, some may say that keeping their difficulties with their friends is the best option. Some individuals did and those friends betrayed their trust. So, it’s a wild chase, don’t do it. 

Do you know that if you decide to ignore your problems, that you’re only sitting on a time bomb that may explode when you least expect it?

Again, if you carry them on your face, they’ll disfigure you and make you look unattractive.

Even if you choose to discuss your difficulties with your colleagues in the office, they may decide to avoid you completely.

What of keeping your problems on the other side of the bed when you sleep? You can be sure, they may become nightmares.

As a student, if you carry your difficulties to school, they’ll distract you, divide your attention, and may lead to your poor academic performance.

What of taking them to a native doctor? He’ll certainly make them more complicated and far heavier because it’s the only way he can get some good buck from you.

The worst of them all is if you take your problems to Satan himself, he will amplify them, overwhelm you with them, and make your life far more miserable.

The Best Place to Keep Your Problems

What then is the best place to keep all your problems? It’s God. He says in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Why God is the Best Place to Take All Your Problems

He is love personified. Love is the greatest force for doing good in the world.

He is all-wise God. He knows the best solution for every problem in the world.

He is all-powerful God. There is nothing in this whole world - no question, no puzzle, and no challenge - that is difficult for God to handle. He asks in Jeremiah 32:27, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”

God is also most dependable and most trust-worthy Person in the world. There are no gossips, leaks, hearsays, scandals, and blackmails with Him. He wouldn’t expose the secrets you tell Him; neither would He mock you. He also wouldn’t ask you to bring Him goat or cow for sacrifice before He would solve your problems.

God is always there for you. He doesn’t store but solve every problem you keep with Him. So engage His marvelous help always by asking, believing, trusting, and thanking Him.

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