Transforming your Problems
Problems are opportunities in disguise. Without bad times we could never experience
good times. Problems are prerequisites for learning, growth, happiness and adventure


I. Don’t curse your problems
a. Don’t blame God
b. Don’t beat yourself up
c. Don’t blow up at others

II. Don’t nurse your problems
a. Don’t focus on symptoms
b. Don’t feed your senses
c. Don’t form scares

III. Don’t rehearse your problems
a. Resist negative verbal reinforcement
b. Reject negative psychological rationalization
c. Reform negative emotional reactions

IV. Do disperse your problems
a. Release yourself
b. Reenergize yourself
c. Reward yourself

V. Do reverse your problems
a. Conform your energy
b. Perform your expectations
c. Transform your experiences


Conclusion:
It is not what happens to you but what happens in you that makes the difference. 10% is what happens to you and 90% is how you react to it.  What you think determines what you feel and what you feel determines what you do and what you do determines what you believe.   We need to look at problems as something positive and not negative.  We get what we see!  Remain hopeful, grateful, patient, joyful and optimistic when dealing with problems. Problems are prerequisites for promotion and prosperity. Behind every problem is a rewarding solution. The road to true happiness comes from transforming our problems into positive results. Problems are good of us. Embrace them!

Scriptures on how to deal with problems

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 
  Romans 8: 28

'God gives us beauty for ashes" Is 61:3

"God takes what was meant for our evil turns it into our good". Gen 50:20

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing". James 1:2-4

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
Matthew 6:25-27

"Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall."
Psalm 55:22

"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble."
Psalm 46:1

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."
John 14:1

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation."
Isaiah 12:2

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Matthew 6:34

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."
Psalm 23:4

"I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

"An anxious heart weighs a man down,
but a kind word cheers him up."
Proverbs 12:25.

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it". 1 Cor 10;13



Understanding Problems
The difference between stumbling stones and stepping stones is how you use them