Fix

 
There are several types of people in the world. When you start looking at Personalities, you see that there are Type A, B, C, and D people.
Type A people are go getters who are high achievers. They see challenges and embrace them.
Type B people are more relaxed and social. The enjoy relationships and are more consistent.
Type C people are perfectionists who love to abide by rules. They find fulfillment in obedience.
Type D people are sensitive to others and define themselves as being realists.
Looking at those four groups, you might have to ask yourself which groups you fall into.
Personally, I am the type A person who loves to work hard and embrace challenges. I like to see each obstacle as an opportunity, because I enjoy the chance to FIX what might be wrong. Maybe you have the same personality. Maybe not. Each personality is unique and each person is a gift from God, who has been created for a purpose.
When we examine the word FIX, what do we see? The word itself means, “fasten (something) securely in a particular place or position.” The idea is that something is out of place, and must be locked down, so that everything will function properly. If I fix the picture fastener on the wall, I am making sure that it does not move so that the picture will hang securely at the appropriate height. If I FIX my car, I am making sure that the knocking going on in my engine isn’t a loose nut or bolt that can cause some serious damage. We all understand those meanings. They make sense, because to fix something means to bring about stability and correction, so that problems are eliminated.
That same truth exists in our relationship with Christ. In the day and age we live in, with all that is going on around us, we find ourselves burdened. Life seems to be knocking us all over the place, and we are uncertain of the outcome. And the problems we face, can’t be FIXed by us. The Bible gives us some pretty clear advice on what to do at times like these:
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Isaiah 26:3
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (NLT).
Philippians 4:8
If you want to FIX something, FIX your eyes on Jesus, but He is where peace and joy begin.
And when we FIX our eyes on Jesus, what do we see—we see compassion and grace. We see hope and love. We see forgiveness and empathy. We see perseverance and patience. We see all of the things that we were created to be. The cure for all that ails us lies in the reality of who Jesus is. Let us surrender to that today, and not be overcome by fear or doubt. He will guide us through this time of uncertainty, so let us trust Him each and every day!
Challenge:
Begin by simply sitting in the presence of the King. Let His peace surround you as you acknowledge that there is nowhere else you would rather be! Seek nothing but His presence, and allow Him to fill you. Breathe in deep the hope that comes from being His child!
Then spend the next 5 minutes praying for ways that you might provide hope and comfort during the day today! Trust that He wants to use you, and allow Him that freedom.
Finally, do a few things to give hope. Here are a few suggestions!
a. Call or text five friends today to check on them and make sure they are doing ok.
b. Find an elderly friend or neighbor who needs groceries or a ride to the pharmacy and help them out.
c. Buy a gift card for a local business so that they can have a little assistance during this difficult time.
d. Go for a walk, or jog, or bike ride.
e. Pray. Trust. Love

3 Responses to “Fix”

  1. Patsy Saville says:

    I am a visitor. Been coming for awhile, in Walter’s SS class. My grandson has started and is in a ss class. His name is Reee Orrick. Enjoyed the sermon today.

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  2. Patsy Saville says:

    Thanks.

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