“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open”.
James 1:2-8 Message Bible
More often than not, one of the primary tasks as a business and professional leader is problem-solving. There are three things that will help you when confronting problems. First of all, keep perspective. You can have joy and peace and not stress out because you are recognizing your purpose and results. I like what John Maxwell says, “Leaders must think correctly about problems and see that their followers grow stronger through them.”Secondly, you will need to pray and ask Him for wisdom. How many times have you thought that you can work things out on your own? Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. You don’t need help and yet the Father is saying in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB), “Trust in me with all your heart, don’t just lean on your own understanding and I will direct your path.“ In other words, put your ego aside and trust Him. And thirdly, when you pray, you will need to pray with expectation. He is able to do beyond your wildest imagination. What is it right now that you need God to do in your business or in your personal life? Ask Him and ask in faith and then trust Him.