If you’re a Christian, you’re called to be a problem solver! Jesus said in Matthew 5:9 (KJV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”
A lot of times when we think of the word peacemaker, we envision a long-haired hippie from the ‘60s holding his hand in the air displaying the peace symbol and saying, “Peace, man!” Well, let’s just say the ‘60s Peace Movement ruined the word “peace” forever!
A peacemaker is a problem solver. Many people think that a peacemaker is someone that completely avoids all controversy or someone who just tries to calm everyone down and smooth over the situation. However, Jesus never ran from confrontation. He had no problem confronting people or situations that came against Him, and yet He is called the “Prince of Peace.”
Being a peacemaker doesn’t mean we completely avoid volatile situations or that we just pat people on the back and try to get them to calm down and forget about the issue. Being a peacemaker means we have the ability to step into a chaotic situation, bring solutions to the table, and solve the problem at hand so the end result is resolution and peace.
Peacemakers don’t just defuse a situation; they help solve problems. They have a confident assurance in James 1:5 that says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” They know that there is no problem that God cannot solve. As a result, they carry peace with them everywhere they go.
Don’t run from problems; run to them and trust in the Holy Spirit inside of you to help you be a problem solver!
THE TAKE AWAY
As born-again children of God, we are anointed to be problems solvers! That’s what we do. As Christians, part of our job description is to fix what hell has damaged and broken, and we’re equipped and anointed by God to do it. When we get up in the morning, the devil ought to break out into a cold sweat and say, “Oh, my god, they’re up!” Yes, we are, Devil! Watch out!
LEARN HOW TO BE A PROBLEM SOLVER