Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Friday, December 7, 2018
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
CONTRIBUTE OR CRITICISE
(Provide Solutions And Refuse To Join The Critics)
TO THE BIBLE
Philippians 2:14-15 TLB
“In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of people who are crooked and stubborn. Shine out among them like beacon lights.”
“It’s not perfectly straight,” Boris bellowed at the artisan, “Can’t you do anything right?” “You don’t have to shout at him,” Yukov, Boris’ brother said, “He’s not through installing the wall bracket, give him more time; the job requires a delicate hand.”
What do you see in these two brothers? One’s helping and the other’s not, right? The world is full of two kinds of people – critics and problem-solvers. The critic is quick to condemn without offering any solution regarding the matter at hand. On the other hand, the problem solver always looks for ways to make things better
Jesus was a solution provider. When He was told that the wine had finished at the wedding ceremony in Cana (John 2), He didn’t complain, He solved the problem. On another occasion, when the multitude that came to hear Him became hungry and all they had were five loaves and two fishes (Matthew 14), He didn’t criticize them; He solved the problem! You can become a solution provider too, because the power to make positive changes lies within you.
If you don’t like the way something is being done in your school, family, or country, don’t complain; rather, change it on your knees! The world is looking for problem-solvers and you’ve been called to be just that! Instead of criticizing others for their efforts, no matter large or little they might be, ask yourself, “What can I do to make a change?” Don’t ever find yourself in the gang of naysayers and pessimists. Remember, you’re a change-agent; you should leave things better than the way you met them.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
I refuse to be a critic nor a complainer. I’m a problem-solver and a solution-provider. I was born to answer questions and meet needs, and I live up to my calling, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Jude 1:1-25, Ezekiel 24-26
John 18:19-27, 2 Chronicles 15-16
What are some of the changes you would love to make in your school, family, and neighbourhood? Write them down and how you intend to go about the change.