A navigator looks, thinks, and see’s AHEAD. He see’s problems before they get there because he looks ahead and anticipates problems that might come. He is aware of and knows that problems are a part of life, EVERYONE’S LIFE. It’s amazing how we are all different, but we all have basically the same problems or the same type of problems. Most people have gone through FINANCIAL problems, most people have had MEDICAL problems, and most people have had RELATIONSHIP problems. These PROBLEMS are common to us all.
FOUR THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN LEADING PEOPLE:
1. EVERYBODY FACES PROBLEMS: As people go through life, they are expecting that someday, when their ship comes in they will be rid of all their problems. This never happens, the ship never comes in. WE CANNOT EVER GET RID OF OUR PROBLEMS, WE CAN ONLY LEARN HOW TO HANDLE THEM.
2. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE USUALLY FACE MORE PROBLEMS THAT THOSE WHO ARE NOT AS SUCCESSFUL. One of the misconceptions of life is that people got to be successful because they did not have as many problems as another person. THAT IS NOT TRUE. They usually have MORE PROBLEMS not fewer problems. They have just developed the skill of life in how to overcome their PROBLEMS.
3. MONEY WILL NOT SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS: Many times it will add to the PROBLEMS you already have. It has been shown that people with money are usually less content with life. People with a large sum of money tend to spend it on things they feel with make them happy. This very seldom works. HAPPINESS comes from WITHIN, not with all the toys you have been able to buy.
4. PROBLEMS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH. We need to develop an attitude that see’s problems, not as, they put us in prison, but as a DOOR that opens our life to more OPPORTUNITIES and a better life. King David would have been just a SHEEPHERDER if it weren’t for the BIG problem in his life (Goliath). Goliath was the problem that pushed David to forefront of Israel’s history. This was his DEFINING MOMENT.
YOU HAVE A MOMENT LIKE THIS ALSO, BUT YOU MUST BE WILLING AND UNAFRAID TO FACE THE BIG PROBLEMS IN YOUR LIFE. Be a GIANT killer in face them FACE TO FACE.