Thought for the Day. Contributed by... - Govan Salvation Army Community  Church | Facebook

Joining with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers to write on a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today’s prompt is Fix.

Some people are fixers! They don’t like to see anyone in trouble, so they jump right in there to try and fix the problem!

To a certain extent we are all a bit like that especially when it comes to family, we don’t like to see those we love suffer and struggle, so we help out, we try and solve, we make ourselves available, we take on burdens, we try to fix.

But what if in fact our fixing is a hindrance to the work of God in someone’s life? What if instead of fixing we allowed someone we love to reach their rock bottom because we have the assurance that it is in that place that God will meet them. What if our constant ‘fixing’ is actually interfering and stopping them reaching that place and thus stopping that healing, restoring, redemptive work of God in their lives?

What if instead of always trying to fix, we take a step back, breathe deep and hand our loved ones and their situations over to God, trusting Him not only with the outcome but with the process too. What if we trusted our loved ones over to God?

If God can do it for us, He can do it for others, He is more than able to do it for our loved ones. May we have that courage and strength to leave the fixing to God, knowing that always ‘underneath are the everlasting arms‘ of grace.

15 thoughts on “Fix”

  1. I think you are on to something here. Sometimes our “fixing” is really enabling, and we need to approach the situation in a way that is not our immediate instinct. May God grant us this wisdom.

    Amie, FMF #25

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  2. Sorry I’m late. Rough week.

    Please don’t try to fix me;
    heed these words I’ve spoken,
    because the truth is, you see,
    I’m far from being broken.
    My situation ain’t the best,
    and it’s getting hard to breathe,
    but please do not ask me to rest
    for I can still achieve
    the things God placed me here to do
    (at least I can still try!),
    and whatever pain I’m going through
    before I say goodbye
    you’ll know the effort was worthwhile;
    if you’ll just look, you’ll see my smile.

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