Don’t Fix What’s Broken

I drive an older minivan – an Odyssey. It’s approaching 20 years old, so it has some issues! Several months ago I took it to a car wash fundraiser at church and the “SSEY” from the “ODYSSEY” emblem on the back hatch fell off! No big deal, It was loose already! I stuck it on the dash and kinda forgot about it.

My kiddos think it’s hysterical that our van is an “ODY” and not an “ODYSSEY”, but I didn’t realize how very important that was to them until a couple days ago! Some back story…

A couple weekends ago, I got to spend some time with a good friend who was teasing that my van was an “ODY” and not an “ODYSSEY”, so when washing my van at the end of last week, I made a big deal of re-attaching the “SSEY” and was quite excited about it! Later that day when I picked Zoe and James up from their learning center classes, I showed them… THEY GOT MAD!!! Full blown pouty faces!! “AWWWW! We liked our Ody!!!”

SERIOUSLY?!?!?! What the heck, man?!?!

So this got me thinking. How many times in our lives is there something that needs fixing and we just keep going with this broken thing in our lives? It’s not hard to fix. Maybe it’s a friendship, maybe it’s something simple or something deeply complicated that only God can fix. How often do we do what my kids do and get mad when someone (especially the Lord) wants to fix something in our lives?

Have you ever had a moment like that – God sends someone or something into your life that can fix something broken and you throw a fit?! I know I have…

Jesus came to fix what was broken. I was SO broken. So very broken. I know I’m still broken a bit here and there, but He’s fixing me. I want to let Him keep fixing me. He was broken, bruised and killed so He could fix me – and you, my friend. Let Him fix you. Let Him heal your heart. Ask Him to come in and heal you. It’s NOT easy and a lot of times, you feel more broken before the healing, joy and relief come. But I can say – from experience – IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!

So let’s let Jesus fix what is broken!

 

About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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