Fix It Please
I have some amazing men in my life. I’m very fortunate that way. They are my fix-it guys – husband, dad, and brother. As a general rule, men are more mechanically inclined and handy. Not to say women are not, but I am certainly among the women who are not. Which is why I’m even more grateful to have men in my life who know when and how to service my car, fix the leaky faucet, change out a light fixture, and even do a load of laundry every now and then ;) Usually, I just ask nicely and they are glad to help. It isn’t all one sided. They enjoy the accomplishment part of it and the “come to her rescue” chivalry of it. Just like women typically enjoy their families needing them to cook a great meal, keep the home running smoothly, and now days help with the income too. When something requires a tool of any kind, I basically hand the problem over to one of the men in my life and ask for help. I gladly give the project over and don’t really think about it again. When it’s fixed, I’m so grateful and I let them know how appreciative I am.
God is that way too. He is the ultimate Fixer. But for some reason, I give Him a problem to fix, and then take it right back like I know what I’m doing. Funny. I must learn to hand over the leaky faucet in my life and ask for help. But then truly walk away. Truly trust that He has it. He has the perfect instruments. The perfect plan. The perfect love. He knows exactly what part that needs to be replaced. He knows what kind of sealant will stop the leak. He knows the exact bulb that will shine brighter.
Thank you, Father, for being the Great Fixer and for sending fix-it people into our lives whether men or women.
“…you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.” 2 Chronicles 20:17
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