Kate said fix
Today, I come to confess.
Dun Dun Dun Dun…
I used to be a FIXER.
Family problems? Not to worry I will manage, manipulate, and fix it. The only problem? It gets expensive and very stressful.
Fixing is bad for your health.
I have learned
There is a Fixer better than myself. This Fixer can and will FIX anything and anyone IF you ask.
If you release.
If you give it up.
If you lay the object of fix on the altar of sacrifice.
There is an immediate fix. Sometimes The Fixer will ask you to sit still and do nothing. Sometimes The Fixer will use you in the fix.
But THIS I know…
The Fixer really doesn’t need any help from me.
So, What Does One Do?
We pray and our prayers keep The Fixer involved, on the scene, and in the situation.
Do you know Him?
But may the God of all grace [THE FIXER], who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5.10-11
Who or what are YOU trying to fix? Give them/it to The Fixer!
This is beautiful and so important.
Amen? Thanks Sabrina.
FIONA TALBOT says
Yes, my thoughts were along those lines too – we are not the fixers! God is, let us leave matters with Him!
Fiona, I had to get that truth knocked into my head several times!!!
Jenny Young says
Thanks so much for the reminder…so good.
Jenny, I still remind myself all the time.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
I know He can repair this,
and I sure hope He will,
and not give USA a miss
to pay the butcher’s bill
for all the babies killed unborn,
for all those small lives sacrificed
on an altar-cloth that’s torn
to ridicule the Living Christ.
Make each heart, Lord, a threshing floor
and sweep away the chaff
that we may see Heaven’s door
and through it hear the laugh
of children lost to prideful harms
now safe and happy in Your arms.
Beautifully said. Perfect. xo
Anita Ojeda says
It’s taken me 50+ years to understand I have no talent in the fixing area and to just sit back and let God do his work!
It took me sixty!!! xo GET BETTER LADY.
I still fail in this and long to fix at times. But I definitely take it all the the fixer in prayer. Visiting from fmf #4 Loretta x
Loretta, I know sister. I know. xo
Sarah Geringer says
I’ve tried to be a fixer, and I’m trying to trust the Fixer more every day!
Learn it now – it will save you hours of angst later on!!!
Paula Short says
Amen Susan, I love this. I love your insights, reminders, Pausing to reflect on your words. Blessings.
Visiting from FMF#12
Paula, aren’t we blessed to be a part of FMF?
Linda Stoll says
Oh yes … been there, done that.
It didn’t work for me … or my family … or my health.
In this season, I’m inviting Him to rescue, fix, and save. I’m done going there, praise God!
Telling Noah about the flood!!!
Marguerite "Peggy" Occhiuzzo says
Kathy Walters says
As any good redneck would say………….”Honey I cain’t fix nuthin’…….”!! And on my own I certainly cannot. He (the FIXER……I love that……thank you) can and as you have reminded today……..He doesn’t need my help. Thank you for your writing………as always.
The Fixer says, “you’re welcome!”
Wemi Omotosho says
“We pray and our prayers keep The Fixer involved, on the scene, and in the situation” – love this. I used to be a fixer too (still am sometimes) but I’m learning more and more to release it to the Fixer.
Merry Geary says
How many lay in bed with wheels turning getting no sleep wanting to “fix” someone when that person sleeps like a baby and you wake exhausted n accomplished nothing on your own? Have to keep praying to the “fixer!” Practice makes perfect!
Boy, isn’t this the truth!!!