Be the Solution

Everywhere I go, I encounter issues. I hear about problems at work, at home, at church. That’s what I do. I listen. God wired me to listen. There has to be a point in a person’s life when a problem is solved.

In leadership, I find that people come to me with complaints about things. I would pass out if someone came up with a solution. I must admit that the people of Overcomers Church are pretty good about presenting solutions to our issues. Because we rent a facility and run into bumps along the way, we constantly have to evaluate what is going on and how to improve considering that we have limited resources. (If you are on Overcomer and don’t present solutions, now is a great time to start😀).

What happens when you are a part of the solution? You boost morale. You encourage your leadership and others on your team. What happens when all you do is complain? You kill morale, increase turnover, and potentially contribute to the sinking of the ship.

If you see a need in your church, meet it. If something is going undone at work, jump in and do it. People who want to be a part of the solution don’t care about recognition. They put the good of the organization before self.

The only time to move on is if you have done all you can do but to no avail. If you have not offered to make things better and your plan is to go elsewhere, you are a spectator. Be a thermostat and set the temperature. If you only want to be a thermometer, go elsewhere because you probably won’t be happy very long there either. God’s will is for you to be a positive atmosphere changer. Live out His plan and watch a miracle unfold before you.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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