God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. Billy Graham
Solution Oriented People
And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
Solution oriented people are full of compassion and are willing to move outside the box in order to change the mind set of the world. They are focused on the goal and are able to move by faith to reach the finish line. Our faith should not be in the wisdom of man but of God.
In the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, there are two kinds of people. When Jesus told His disciples to feed the people, Philip’s focus was on the cost of providing food for such a big crowd. His reply was, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them”. This showed that his faith was limited to the natural realm, he could only see the practical obstacles before him. Andrew, on the other hand, searched around the five thousand people and found a boy who was willing to share his meal. By presenting the little bit of food to Jesus, he was not confined to what his natural mind could see but rather, he put his faith in the Lord.
In our lives, we may find two types of people. Some focus on solving their problems by utilising their natural resources and knowledge. Others, however, focus on what the Lord can do when they present Him with what little they have.
Therefore, let us ask the Lord to give us a heart of compassion so that our focus is not on what we can do but on how He can use our availability to fulfil His purposes.
I thank You for this day. I desire to be a solution oriented person. When You saw the people without food, You had compassion on them. May I also have compassion on those who are in need. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo & Manju