In times of crisis, only imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

It is no secret to anyone that the word most heard at this time is crisis. The media constantly bombard us with the financial, food, real estate, and environmental crisis; the point is that the crisis does not end there but rather transcends in the homes, and we have crises in families, divorces, dysfunctional families, rebellion of children, infidelity and other problems. Walking through history I find that there was a time when there was a great crisis that the people of Israel lived through, it turns out that the King of Egypt had ordered the death of all the Israelite children. This measure produced fear, fear and anxiety in all the Israelite parents but the Bible teaches that the parents of Moses were not afraid and trusted in God.

Moses' parents trusted God, and so when Moses was born, they hid him for three months. The king of Egypt had ordered all the Israelite children to be killed, but they saw that Moses was a beautiful child and were not afraid, because they trusted God. Hebrews 11:23

It is likely that you are going through a great crisis today, you are full of fright thinking how to get out of the problem or thinking maybe How did I get into this matter? And surely you feel that the king of Egypt has ordered your death and you would like to go back your life so as not to go through what you are going through.

What can we learn from Moses' parents?
They trusted God, although they had heard voices of fear many times, they were filled with faith and saved Moses.

Do you know what fear and faith have in common? A future that has not arrived. Fear believes in a negative future. Faith believes in a positive future. They both believe in something that hasn't happened yet. Therefore, I ask: Why not choose to believe in a positive future? Why let fear sabotage your joy and success? I believe that during these difficult times we have to choose between two paths. The positive path and the negative path. And our life cannot be in two ways at the same time. So we have to make a choice and this choice determines our conviction about the future, and the attitude and actions that we take today. My choice will determine my future, the voice that I am hearing can lead me to failure or success.

There is a story of a man who lived by the side of a road and sold hot dogs. He had no radio or television, he did not read newspapers, nor did he know anything about the Internet; but he made and sold good hot dogs. He only cared about the disclosure of his business and put up propaganda posters along the way; he offered his products out loud and the people bought him. Sales were increasing and that is why he began to buy the best bread and the best sausages. It was also necessary for him to buy a larger cart to cater to the growing clientele because the business was prospering. Their hot dogs were the best in the region. Overcoming his economic situation, he was able to pay for a good education for his son, who grew up and went to study economics at the best university in the country.

Finally, his son, already graduated with honors, returned home and noticed that his father continued with the same life as always and had a serious conversation with him: “Dad, you don't listen to the radio, you don't watch television, you don't read the newspapers. , you don't even know about the Internet. There is a great crisis in the world and the situation in our country is critical. Whoever does not move is going to go bankrupt ”. After listening to the considerations of his studied son, the father thought:

"If my son is an economist, reads newspapers, watches television, knows the Internet, then he can only be right…." Afraid of the crisis, the old man looked for the cheapest (baddest) bread and began to buy the cheapest sausages (the worst) and to save money he stopped making his propaganda posters.

Dejected by the news of the crisis, he no longer offered his products aloud. Taking all those concerns, sales began to fall and fell and fell and reached unsustainable levels, until the old man's hot dog business, which previously generated resources even for his son to study economics, went bankrupt.

Then the very sad father addressed his son with these words: "Son, you were right, we are in the middle of a great crisis" and proudly commented to his friends: "Blessed is the time I sent my son to study economics ; He warned me of the crisis ... If it hadn't been for him, who knows what would have happened. "

You can see that our choices determine our destiny, this man decided to behave in a recessive, conformist spirit and he lost. In times of crisis, one must not allow oneself to be overcome by fear, one must be creative like the parents of Moses who prepared themselves and led him to be prince of Egypt. Do not fill your mind with negative thoughts, do not limit yourself, do not panic, fill yourself with faith and hope.

"If you think that your problems have a solution, you are right, but if you think they have no solution, you are also right."

It is time to rise up like David to defeat the giant Goliath that stands up against your life, your marriage, your finances, your business or any other giant that produces crisis. Trust in God, He is the only one who can give you victory. Do not get carried away by crises, they do not last forever, they are opportunities to learn and grow.

Today is the best day to develop your imagination, creativity in the face of crises, begin to see and listen to opportunities. God has great things for you, but you are the one who chooses to continue in the desert or enter the promised land.

In love and leadership,
Pedro Sifontes
Lecturer and Leadership and Coaching Trainer. Founder and Director of the Center for Creative Leadership. Pastor of the Las Buenas Nuevas International Family Center, Panama.
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