By Rev. Steve Holder
In life you will be remembered either by the problems you solve for others or by the problems you create. Just think about it. Even at work, we are rewarded for solving problems, Surgeons solve physical problems, accountants solve tax problems, judges solve legal problems, bus drivers solve transportation problems, cooks solve hunger problems, and on and on. Everywhere you go, you are either creating or solving a problem. You want your leaders to notice you for the problems you solve, not the ones you create. Problem solvers are usually the ones who end up getting promoted. Why is that? I am so glad you asked. Because they are relieving stress on their leadership. In Exodus 17, Moses and the children of Israel fought a battle against the Amalekites. Moses, the leader, and his two helpers, Aaron and Hur, went to the top of a hill to watch the battle, and when Moses held up his hands, the Israelites prevailed over their enemies. But when his arms got tired and he lowered them, the Amalekites prevailed. So Aaron and Hur rushed to aid Moses, holding up his arms so the battle could be won. The Israelites won their battle when someone helped to hold up the arms of their leader. This is what can happen in your life too. Be part of the solution not the problem.