GOD, I AM DOING MY BEST, TO TRY AND FIX THESE SITUATION’S!! I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO! HELP ME FIX IT!!
Friends, I say this all the time. I honestly feel God has given me, too much compassion and heart, for other people’s needs. Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?
Seriously though, this is me pouring my heart out to you.
As Christians we must model, the same Love and Compassion, as Jesus Christ has shown to others. You’re probably agreeing with my statement and thinking… What are you getting at right?
The problem is this…”I” want to “Fix” the problems, of those I come into contact with! That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be, when it consumes your energy, NOT being able to “fix” the issues. That is where the problem is found.
Examples of I Can’t Fix It
- I can’t “fix” the financial needs, of everyone I come in contact with.
- I can’t “fix” the drug and alcohol addiction’s, of countless people.
- I can’t “fix” the salvation, I desperately long to happen, for my family and friends.
- I can’t “fix” the countless patients, in my care, of cancer and blood disorders.
- I can’t “fix” someone, not wanting a relationship with me.
I Do Not Have Enough Money
It’s so hard for me to see, someone struggling with finances. Granted, I am far from being wealthy myself. But I see people everyday, that are just trying to meet daily needs, such as food, utilities, job, and a way to get from point A to point B. It’s hard to NOT help, if I’m able to do so.
I have one of the most difficult jobs, in my opinion. Chemotherapy isn’t cheap. When I see patients worrying, about how they’re gonna pay for their care, it really bothers me. I read notes all the time, that say they couldn’t pay their co-pay.
They already have tough choices to make, but when you see them juggling, do I have my treatment and meds, or do I pay my rent and groceries. It pulls on my heartstrings! I WANT TO HELP ALL OF THEM!
My reality is I can’t. No matter how much I want to.
I Am Not Addicted
I can say, that I have NEVER used a medication, that hasn’t been prescribed to me first. I didn’t have alcohol, until I was in my mid twenties, and I don’t do it at all now. It has never been an issue for me. It doesn’t change your problems, it makes them worse.
Doing either of these things, may get your minds, off your problems while intoxicated, but once it’s out of your system….Your issues are still there. They do NOT magically go away. How is that helping?
However, I know many who can’t make it, through a day without either. I also have family members, who struggle with this. I can’t say how it feels, because I don’t know what it’s like, to have that kind of struggle.
I see people lying on the streets, or carrying their only belongings on their backs. I see men and women holding signs in their hands, begging for something to eat.
It’s hard for me to fathom, that people will go without their basic needs, to feed a totally other habit. I WANT TO HELP ALL OF THEM!
My reality is I can’t. No matter how much I want to.
I Am Not Able To Save
I have countless family and friends, who do NOT have a personal relationship, with my Lord and Savior. I want to walk up to them and shout, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!
I’ve heard the expression, once you hit rock bottom, the only way you have left is up. I find that a true statement, IF you look up towards God!
The truth is this friends, we are NOT promised our next breath, let alone tomorrow. Yet people live like they have all the time in the world. They’ll say, let me do this first…then I will come to God. That’s a crutch.
I want to see ALL my loved ones make it to Heaven. My problem is “I” try to “save” them. Newsflash Angie, You can NOT save other people. God alone can do that. So jump off the pedestal you’re on. My job is to plant the seed, and let God do the saving.
Y’all, I want to share, the gospel of Jesus Christ to others, and convince them to open their hearts to receive God, right there on the spot. I WANT THEM ALL SAVED NOW, ON MY TERMS!
My reality is I can’t do that. No matter how much I want to.
I’m Not Able To Force Love
I want to be a friend to everyone. We all want to be liked, who doesn’t…right? Friends, the sad truth is, we can’t force someone to like us. In many cases you give and give yourself, and do NOT receive anything back.
You go out of your way to be nice to others, and you receive a cold shoulder in return. I can remember in school, the times I wanted to be that “popular girl” but I was to shy to come out of my shell.
Now that I make known, that I’m a born again follower of Jesus Christ, you’d think I had the plague. Non followers tend to run the other way, thinking you’re out to “fix” them, and they don’t see an issue, with their lifestyle.
I believe the real problem, is we make them uncomfortable. They start feeling convictions in their own life, therefore push us away. They don’t understand, that we want them to feel the Joy, of knowing God personally.
I WANT EVERYONE TO LIKE ME, SO THEY CAN SEE JESUS CHRIST IN ME, AND COME TO KNOW HIM!
My reality is not everyone will. No matter how much I want them to.
Only God Can Fix It
Friends, in ALL the things I wrote about, can you tell me how many “I” can control and “fix” in my own strength? That would be a BIG ZERO! Sure, I can begin with the best intentions. God knows my heart and my motives, but it wouldn’t be enough.
The truth is, I do NOT compare, with what God can do. Only he can “fix” people’s circumstances, and change the heart of his people, “if” only they’d let him. He can break the chains, and set them free, in ALL things. It doesn’t matter how big or small.
Verses To Keep In Mind
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. (Psalm 147:5).
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26).
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27).
I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. (Job 42:2).
May we remember, when things are spinning, out of control, we know who is in control, and will “fix” things in his timing, not ours…God!
That doesn’t mean, we aren’t able to help those, in need around us, we just need to know, “we” can’t “fix” it…That job is to big for you and I.
Give it to the one who can “fix” it…Jesus Christ
The first video demonstrates, how the Holy Spirit, can set you free, from all things! Only God can “fix” it…Not You or I. These young adults, do an amazing job, and its changing lives.
The second video, is a powerful one also. Whatever you face…Come to the well.
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.