“To shrink the problem, you have to magnify the solution. Too many people have been magnifying the problem and cannot hear the solution.”
Whilst this quote is attributed to Kerry Kirkwood, he didn’t say it, God did!
Kerry Kirkwood was driving to work one morning when he asked God for a word of encouragement for his staff. His wanted to encourage them for their hard work. God told Kerry He would give him a tool that he could use to solve any problem.
Excited, Kerry manoeuvred to pull over so he could grab pen and paper. He didn’t want to miss a word about this magnificent tool God was about to give him. But before he had a chance to pull over, he heard the simple solution quoted above.
And notice how God said that this was a solution that could be applied to ANY problem.
The Worry Study
According to a recent study, 85% of what we worry about, never happens.
That’s 85%! Can you imagine it. Even if you only have one concern per month, that’s a lot of worrying time. To put this into perspective, let’s take a look at some of the day-to-day things we worry about … needlessly:
- The kids
- The car
- The home
- The cat
- The dog
- The bills – should perhaps have put this first
And I could go on, but you get my drift … we worry for worries sake.
The Image Solution
Since the word visualisation gets a bad rap from those who believe New Agers created it, how about this …
Expand the image of the outcome you most desire!
We’ll think about and play the movie about all the things that could go wrong, but most people find it hard to visualise what they want. This is because they’re trying to put some formula to visualising.
But in the same way you sit, stand, lie down or run and create a very vivid story of the negative things that could happen. just change the story. Create a vivid story with a happy ending. See yourself happy, and having the outcome you desire.
Philippians 4:8 says, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
So the next time you’re faced with what may seem an insurmountable problem, remember where to fix your focus …. On the solution, and not the problem. And remember, whatever you focus on expands.