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Wanting Fixing Over Filling...

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

I confess my all-too-strong tendency to want FIXING rather than FILLING. 

We define “fixing” to mean, “our problems are taken away.” 

But Jesus’ definition of “fixing” means, “to Sovereignly align people, places & things in such a way that invites us to LET Him, not our comfort & confidence, be “Faith-Filler.” 

& this often comes in ways I’d rather not have... His “fixing”—the WAITING; when I’m expecting an answer. His “fixing”—the STRUGGLE; when I’m expecting relief. His “fixing”—the STORM; when I’m expecting the calm. His “fixing”—the FEAR; when I’m expecting nerves of steel. 

The Truth is—

Jesus IS both The Fixer & The Filler; however, Jesus’ “fixing” is always woven into His “filling”.

Jesus sees our struggles. Every single one of them. 

LET Jesus watch. 

Jesus comes in ways & times we least expect. 

LET Jesus in. 

Struggles reveal our hearts in ways that point out the true depth of our faith & exposes areas of fear, doubt & hardened heart. 

LET Jesus expose. 

Jesus will always come to us. 

LET Jesus come. 

Jesus desires that we LET the struggles & trials give us the “Faith-workout” He knows we need so we can grow deeper into Him, & “wean off” of trusting ourselves & present circumstances/resources. 

LET Jesus work. 

James 1:2-4 (NLT)

Dear brothers & sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, LET it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So LET it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character & ready for anything.

LET Jesus...

...take His time, when we think He’s being slow;

...assure us, “I Am here!”; when we think He’s left us;

...BE our faithful FAITH-filler. 

He fills us with His sufficient grace to allow Him to grow in us an ever-growing faith amidst the “fixings” He sovereignly allows-

True Biblical Filling-Faith:

The confident obedience that 

HE IS who He says HE is 

WILL DO all He says HE WILL do. 


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Cammie Barton
Cammie Barton
Nov 08, 2019

Beautifully said! We so gradually fall into focusing on fixing. Great reminder.

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