“I CAN’T FIX IT” … ever feel frustrated with your life … your family … your job? Do you feel helpless to help? I hate that feeling. I like to make things better.
Face it: You Can't Fix It
R. U. A Fixer-upper? Do you try to solve all your own problems? (Fix your children’s lives to make them smooth?) Of course we are to be helpful, doing unto others as we would have them do unto us; loving and caring. But, sometimes you can’t ‘fix it’, and you were not meant to fix people’s lives.
I admit that I have often said to the Lord in my prayer time, “Lord, if you’d let me I could” or “Lord, you know if this happened then …”. I like to fix it. Right now, if I could, I would give my husband his dream job, we would have all the money we need come in to fix our financial woes, I would save our house from the bank … I would fly to my daughter to help take care of my sick granddaughter. Yet, as ‘noble’ as all those plans are, they are not God’s plan.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
What if we truly believed God’s word? What if we fully understood that our soul is safe … that He is taking care of it and that our HOPE and FUTURE are in Him? Yes, sometimes we will not prosper and we will fall in harms way … but, that’s here … on earth. And sometimes we will prosper and have everything going our way here on earth. But God’s plan is that we all find His son and live with Him in prosperity in the future … in Heaven. This life on earth is preparing us for that time.
So many times when we try to ‘fix’ things we break them … we make them worse. God gives discernment to you through His Holy Spirit… if we would only listen.
God does not teach or guide you through doubt. He gives HOPE. HOPE is an action verb. You stand before choices and ask God to guide you. If you have doubts about a choice, you wait. You make choices that He shows you. When you read His word and pray each day, you are in tune with Him and the Holy Spirit. As odd as it sounds, you have peace over even making a hard decision.
Why do we try to repair our broken lives when we not only know the best “fixer-upper”, but He is also the creator of what needs fixing?
Yield Your ALL to Him and He Will Direct Your Path