It’s Not My Job
I am a “fixer” by nature. “Fixers” want to fix things; it’s what we do. This is especially true when it comes to people. If they are hurting, I want to “fix” what made them hurt. In short, I want them to stop hurting. This is not always bad, but it can lead to one huge problem. I tend to “take on” other people’s pain and make it my responsibility; that is never a good thing. The other day I was in the process of thinking about a friend of mine; more importantly what he/she should do about a problem when God revealed something to me. It stopped me, mid-thought. Are you ready for this? I can’t fix people. Big surprise, right; and yes I knew this but I definitely needed a reminder. The fact is it’s not even my job to fix people. That’s God’s work. He fixes people! I can pray for them; point them toward the solution but I CAN’T fix them. God wants us to care about people; love them; help when we can. The very best that we can humanly do is point them to our savior and let him do the work. Do you know what that means? I am not responsible for the results. Let me say that again, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS. My Job is to be faithful to God. This was a freeing revelation. I can stop worrying about the results. I only have to be salt and light pointing to the very best answer. I still care, but I refuse to worry about the results. It’s not my job.