When should one solve problems?

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By Hope
@1hopefulman (45125)
Canada
September 5, 2019 2:10pm CST
What is your approach to solving problems? The best thing is to foresee a problem and deal with it before it comes. Prevention is best! Proverbs 14:15 (Amplified Bible) 15 The naive or inexperienced person [is easily misled and] believes every word he hears, But the prudent man [is discreet and astute and] considers well where he is going. Proverbs 27:12 (Amplified Bible) 12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself and avoids it, But the naive [who are easily misled] continue on and are punished [by suffering the consequences of sin]. So keep an eye out for danger or a possible problem and see if you can avoid it all-together! Next best is to tackle the problem quickly before it grows too much. A small problem that is neglected can become a big problem with big consequences. At the first sign of trouble, act quickly about trying to fix it! What is your experience and approach to tackling problems?
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
5 Sep 19
I agree with you. It is best that we foresee and avoid problems that can be avoided before it comes
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Yes, there are a lot of problems that we can avoid if we act wisely. The Bible has a lot of wisdom that can help us avoid problems.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
9 Sep 19
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
8 Sep 19
@1hopefulman yes, so true
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@just4him (300317)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Sep 19
I tackle every problem head-on and work it until it's solved.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
7 Sep 19
Great! Skirting the problem is not a good thing to do. I find that making prayer the first step is a real help.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
@just4him I came up with this saying. Prayer should be the first recourse and not the last resort.
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@just4him (300317)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 19
@1hopefulman Yes, prayer is the first step to solving every situation.
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@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
5 Sep 19
It is good to prevent problems..This is a great scripture.. I wish I would have been wise enough to follow it before I got married a long time ago.. I hope to have learned more since then..
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
We may do all the right things but people change and there is no way to predict what they will do in the future. One day, God will give each one of us the desires of our heart and we will be eternally happy.
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@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
8 Sep 19
@1hopefulman Yes, let us look forward to that time..
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
@buenavida Me too!
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@LadyDuck (451338)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 19
As no matter how much you try the problems find you, even if try to avoid them, when I have problems I try to solve them as soon as I can at the best as I can.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
6 Sep 19
The thing is to try to minimize problems. I try to be on top of things. Avoid what I can and tackle quickly wnat cannot be avoided.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
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@LadyDuck (451338)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 19
@1hopefulman You cannot imagine how dangerous it could be to "minimize problems". Better to face the reality.
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@digiguru (557)
• Bangalore, India
5 Sep 19
U r correct.. i m suffering from such a problem
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Sorry to hear that! Is there anything we can do to help?
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
5 Sep 19
Oh, very difficult. I never run away from problems, but I prefer it when it's gone.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Yes, it is good to face problems and see how we can solve them.
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@divalounger (5851)
• United States
12 Sep 19
I too deal with problems directly--but I don't try o wrestle them to the ground. Usually, the simplest solution is the best--it is just a matter of figuring that out--
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
13 Sep 19
The thing is to find a good way to deal with problems when they come and even before they come. Whatever works for each of us is great!
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
14 Sep 19
@divalounger One simple way of applying this approach is to save some money for emergencies.
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• United States
13 Sep 19
@1hopefulman I may know that a problem is coming down the pike, and mentally prepare for it, but I seldom am proactive enough to deal with it before it arises--although I believe that would be best
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• United States
16 Sep 19
Well I created my own problems mostly as I was so naive in earlier years. Now I am very very cautious and careful. I pray for guidance to God also.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
28 Sep 19
We often learn by making mistakes and wrong choices. W also learn that it's wise to seek good direction. God has given us a guide to the happiest way to live. We need to be humble.
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@jstory07 (132854)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Sep 19
I think of the problem and than I figure how how to solve the problem.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Sounds good! Does God play any part in your thinking and figuring?
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@jstory07 (132854)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Sep 19
@1hopefulman God has always been in my life. I just do not go overboard and push the bible on my family and friends.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
19 Sep 19
@jstory07 Nice way to do things!
@noni1959 (9790)
• United States
16 Sep 19
On social media, there are those that believe everything posted even if it seems silly to others. I try to analyze and think of solutions.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
17 Sep 19
Yes, we should analyze everything, especially problems. Sometimes we might also need a little help.
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
12 Sep 19
You are right. It’s best to prevent problems before they begin and tackle them immediately when they occur.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
12 Sep 19
Some things are common sense but some people want to learn the hard way.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
13 Sep 19
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@DianneN (246452)
• United States
12 Sep 19
@1hopefulman You are so right!
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@JudyEv (321624)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 19
It's good if you can avoid problems but if you can't, get onto them before they escalate. Easier said than done, of course!
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
True! All things are easier said than done but wise people say things and do them.
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@Moon24 (22396)
• Serbia
6 Sep 19
You are right. We need to solve problem now before they become big problems.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Yes, it is always easier to deal with little problems as compared to big ones.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
9 Sep 19
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@Moon24 (22396)
• Serbia
8 Sep 19
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@Nakitakona (56322)
• Philippines
8 Sep 19
It depends On the kind Of the problem. It may either Somple or complicated. You should define It first.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
11 Sep 19
Yes, there are simple problems and complicated ones and we face a variety of problems. It is good go have an approach, a plan of attack, to dealing with any and all problems. 1) Read the Bible daily 2) Pray daily for deliverance from temptations and evil (Matthew 6:13 King James Version) 3) Do not go looking for problems 4) Avoid them if al all possible 5) If you are having difficulties then seek good advice and help
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
12 Sep 19
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@Nakitakona (56322)
• Philippines
11 Sep 19
@1hopefulman I do agree this.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
9 Sep 19
Sometimes, I put my head in the sand when confronted with a problem.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
10 Sep 19
How does that work out?
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@db20747 (43390)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
12 Sep 19
Doesn't seem I am good at solving problems!! They come at me at lightning speed!! Nothing seems the right solution!! I'm trying to learn to prevent and avoid problems!!
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@kasmakarim (1933)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 19
Usually I ask for help from others if I really can't solve it myself
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
8 Sep 19
Thanks for bringing up that good point. It is good to consult with those that might know better or have a lot of experience when we face a problem. Proverbs 15:22 (Easy-to-Read Version) 22 If you don’t ask for advice, your plans will fail. With many advisors, they will succeed.
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@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
20 Sep 19
Yes. We should tackle the issue in the very beginning, instead of ignoring.. And avoiding such situations which create problems is the best way... As Prevention is better than cure
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
21 Sep 19
I feel the same way about solving problems.
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@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
3 Nov 19
@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
3 Nov 19
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@dgobucks226 (33924)
11 Sep 19
I am proactive with solving most problems. It is best to tackle a small problem before it becomes beyond our control. Whatever the issues; bills, miscommunications in marriage or with friends ignoring them will not make them go away. Also, as the proverb mentions...be aware of potential things which can become a problem. Preparedness and how you might deal with it can make you better able to cope with those problems.
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