In a meeting yesterday, Jeff Leake shared with a few of us the following process to identify God-Inspired Solutions when facing overwhelming circumstances and problems.
IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM
The first step in solving a problem is identifying the problem. This sounds simple, but oftentimes we identify the symptoms as the problems. In your discovery process, be sure not to settle for the immediate problem, because most often this is only a symptom. Dig deep and look carefully, because the wrong diagnosis can result in wasted efforts on your part.
FAITH NOT FEAR
Once you identify the problem, begin to pray in faith. It is key to not turn to your fear of the problem, but rather to your faith in your God. Seek God for a solution. Listen to what He has to say to your problem. Remember, this problem hasn’t caught Him off guard.
Once you’ve prayed through this issue in faith, begin to compile a strategy to overcome the problem. Once your strategy is thought through, run it by individuals whose wisdom and insight you trust. From their recommendations and insights, adjust your strategy to create a Wisdom-Based Strategy.
EXECUTION OF STRATEGY
Now begin to execute the wisdom-based strategy you have compiled. As you do so, be sure to execute with measurable goals. This will allow you to track your progress in solving your problem.