We get so caught up in wanting to fix things. People’s bad choices. Broken relationships. The weed eater. We give advice on how to handle conflict. Fix. Fix. Fix. If it’s broken – we want to fix it. If it isn’t broken – we want to fix it before it becomes broken.
I am that person. I like to fix. And then this week I was reminded of a simply truth. I was getting ready for our service tonight – we are talking about our lives as worship and this verse has been all over my life….
Romans 12:1-2 MSG “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, FIX your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
We have to FIX our attention on Him. He is the one who gets to fix things. He knows how. He’s good at it. His time is perfect although it rarely aligns in ours.
Fix our attention on Him – so he can change us from the inside out. I think that’s what worship looks like. We fix our lives, attentions, problems, gripes, cheers on Him and allow him to work on us.
So today I’m going to take a break from trying to fix all the broken around me and I’m going to fix my attention on Him. Everything else will fall into place.