I am a fix-it girl.
And I am a fix-it-right-now girl.
I ponder solutions and put a plan into effect.
It is a positive trait that has served me well in all areas of my life.
That is, until recently.
While my intentions are always meant for good and to genuinely help, I have been trying to fix things that aren't mine to fix.
Because I care deeply, I have been absolutely miserable.
I have carried the emotional weight of the burden.
I have been fearful.
I have been angry.
I have lost countless hours of sleep.
I have prayed for the Lord to change the situation.
I can’t change someone’s heart.
I can’t change someone’s perspective.
I can’t change someone’s behavior.
I can’t prevent the consequences of their actions.
I can’t prevent the consequences of their failure to act.
I can’t change the situation.
I will continue to love.
I will continue to care.
I will continue to pray that the Lord will make a change.
I will pray that the Lord will change me.
I will surrender the emotional burdens that are not mine to carry.
I will surrender my fear and trust God to work mightily in the situation.
I will rest in the truth of God’s Word.
I will remember that nothing is impossible with God.
In His timing, God will work all things out according to His perfect will.
God is the Fixer of all things.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.
~ Romans 8:28