Thursday, February 4, 2016

DAILY DEVO...you can fix it or else!

If it is broke, we have a need to fix it. I, for one, do not like things that are broken or not working properly. For my OCD mind, it doesn't compute. Everything must line up the way it's suppose to or else...

Or else what? 

Or else, when the dishwasher is broke, I'll have to wash dishes by hand?

Or else, when the television goes on the blink, I'll have to buy a new one or worse...go without!

The thing about being a person who has a need to fix things is that the "or else's" may make sense on paper, but it still doesn't fix what is clearly broken.

This is why some of us have the need to not only fix things, but fix people. If you are a "fixer", you will not be able to stand by and watch two people that you care about being at odds with each other. You will set out to fix it and you will completely be blinded to the "or else" in the situation:

*You can talk to each one involved and tell them how to respond to each other or else you could pray for them.

*You can toss and turn and lose sleep over this unresolved issue between your loved ones or else you could give it to God and rest in His peace.

*You can talk to other people about what's going on between your loved ones or else you can leave it between them to work out.

Fixing a flat tire, fixing a broken window or fixing a clogged toilet is a job you and I can do. But fixing people is a job that only God can do.

'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart." (Jeremiah 24:7)

Some things just aren't for us to fix...leave the fixing to God, for He knows exactly how to put all the pieces back together again! 

You can either trust Him ...or else!