Give A Problem A Chance

Recently, I had something happen that I viewed as a problem initially. It didn’t go as planned, and quite honestly, I was kind of bummed about it. Also, in an effort at transparency, it wasn’t really earth-shattering… just frustrating at the moment.

Today, however… a week later… that bummer turned into a blessing. Even still, when I thought the bummer was getting worse, it was actually getting better. What I thought was a complete waste… a complete bust… a complete wash… turned out to be an absolute blessing in disguise.

To take an extra stab at keeping it real, I still don’t know exactly how the blessing will work out, but at least now I see a number of ways it can work for my good and God’s glory. PR31 had to tell me a few times today that this really is better than if my original plan had worked out.

The Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the believers at Rome that this is what God does for those who follow Him… He works ALL things together for our good. Yes, even bummers can become blessings when we keep on trusting God. So, give a problem a chance. Give it to God, and give it some time. What looks awful today might turn into awesome tomorrow. What made you pout a week ago might make you praise today.

So, the next time you’re up against a challenge… a struggle… a problem… remember to give that blessing in disguise a chance to get rid of the disguise. You might just be surprised how big a blessing it was hiding!


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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