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If you’re anything like I’ve been, then you’re probably pretty solution-focused, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a good way. As humans, there is constantly, constantly, either a problem or problems before us, and as Christians, that’s part of the growing process. But the temptation is to focus on that problem. It’s even a temptation to focus on trying to solve that problem, and it can become even a distraction when we take things to the Lord over and over again, involving different problems. Whenever we’re so focused on just solving the problem at hand, we lose sight of the main point. See, we don’t need to be so solution-focused because, as we draw near to God, we know that we already have the solution and that the solution is going to draw near to us. So, instead of fretting, and instead of being so distracted throughout our day—focusing on this external thing and that external thing—we can focus on the main thing: making melody in our hearts to the Lord. Singing and thanking Him in the name of Jesus Christ for everything that He’s done for us and is doing for us. And then, in that—with that heart—we end up seeing Luke chapter 4 take place, where Jesus walked straight through the midst of that crowd that’s trying to throw Him off the brow of the hill. We walk straight through whatever problem is at hand.