This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)
Today, I am thinking back to the days when I thought I needed to fix things. I like order. I like people to get a long. I do not like to see people with hurt feelings, especially people close to me. So if there was a situation that would cause hurt feelings, I would intervene and try to fix it as best I could.
One case in point, was my son’s birthday several years ago. A family member forgot his birthday. To prevent my son from being devastated that this person forgot his birthday, and to prevent that family member from living with regret, I intervened to fix the situation.
Specifically, I went to a nearby Walgreen’s, purchased a birthday card, inserted a little money on the family member’s behalf, and resolved things that way.
I surely am guilty as charged. During moments like these, I would convince myself that even though I was doing something wrong, I was doing it all for the right reasons.
One of the things that I’ve come to realize is that the more I grow in my walk with God, I no longer need to fix things.
The primary motivator for me to do this was to prevent those close to me from being hurt. What I understand now is that even if they end up with hurt feelings, that’s okay too, because God is with them. He will ultimately fix things according to His Will, and I will stand back and trust Him to do so.
The Words that I use, simply to calm me and to remind myself to trust God, are, “In quietness and confidence is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (NLT).
Tomorrow, let’s talk about God as the true Fixer. Please share this reflection with others, because others desire to be inspired.
So today, lose your desire to fix, and trust God to be God.