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Build You Reputation as a Problem SolverBy Pastor Bobby

8 BUILD YOUR REPUTATION AS A PROBLEM-SOLVER

You Were Created To Change Somebody.

 

“Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification,” (Romans 15:2).

 

Every person you meet today is trying to change their life in some way. They desire excellence. They want financial freedom. They want their health to improve. They hate loneliness. You may not be sent to everyone, but you are definitely sent to someone.

 

You may not be qualified to help every person you meet. But somebody needs something you possess. It may be your warmth, your love, your gifts, or a special opportunity you can provide them.

Jesus understood this. He knew that He could change people for good. He possessed something that could eliminate sorrow and heartache from their life. He was a Restorer. He was a Repairer. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly,” (John 10:10). Jesus understood the insatiable appetite for self- improvement and excellence.

 

There are four kinds of people in your life:

who add, subtract, divide or multiply. Every relationship will affect you. For good or bad. Those Who Do Not Increase You Inevitably Will Decrease You. “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed,” (Proverbs 13:20). Each relationship nurtures a strength or a weakness within you. Who do you associate with the most? And Why?

Thousands of people want to change. They just do not know how to change. There are more self help programs now more than ever. Every alcoholic hates his bondage. Most smokers long to quit. Drug addicts sit for hours wondering how they can break their chains of bondage.

Jesus looked for people in trouble. That is why He told His disciples that He needed to go through Samaria, where He met a woman with five marriages that had failed. He talked. She listened. He changed her life so permanently, that she went back into the city proclaiming the influence of Jesus in her life. She conquered her past by focusing on her future. It really would not hurt for you to listen more than you talk. Listen to peoples needs. Quit trying to sell something.

Ask the right questions. Some of the best sales people are those who ask more questions than the potential client or customer.

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life,” (John 4:14). Jesus was water to the thirsty. He was bread to the hungry. He was a road map to the lost. He was a companion to the lonely.

Stop for a moment. What are your own greatest gifts? What is the center of your expertise? Are you a good listener? A good speaker? Whatever your gift is, that is what God will use to bless others through you.

Joseph had the ability to interpret dreams. Ruth took care of Naomi.

Your gift may not be needed by everybody. But it

is definitely needed by somebody. Who are they? What is your gift? Whose life are you capable of improving today? Whose income could you improve? Whose peace of mind could you effect?

You are capable of motivating somebody. Maybe you can provide a climate, an atmosphere that unlocks the creativity of another. People want to succeed. People want to improve.

Someone has been waiting for you for a lifetime.

They are worth pursuing. You are the golden thread missing in their life.

People want to change. Jesus knew this.

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