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Repair Men Love Me

Repair Men Love Me

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It's true. Repair men love me, at least the ones who charge by the hour. Any one hour repair job can become a four hour job at my house. The reason is always the same: before I call the repair experts, I fix it myself. So the one hour job is now complicated by the two hours of work to undo my repair.

By now you may think I am an idiot. My wife would sometimes agree. Why waste so much time and effort on what is obviously a doomed attempt to fix something myself. I really have no expertise to apply to most of my do it yourself efforts. The manufacturer obviously has specifications and procedures for their product. You would think my track record would even discourage me from future efforts.

So why do I keep attempting to repair appliances, cars, and house problems? Am I too proud, too stubborn, or too ignorant? Maybe I just like the idea of being in control. I know it will not turn out well, but I do it anyway. It will be time consuming, expensive, frustrating, and stressful.

Maybe this is a metaphor for life. Why are we so compelled to try to fix things in our life by ourselves? Most of us have a track record that proves we do not do well when we are in charge. So many things are out of our control anyway. Yet we persist in believing we can fix even our broken relationships. We do it as mates, parents, and friends.

There is someone who can repair broken lives. God made us and he knows how we work best. He even gave us a repair manual that explains our relationship with him. He knows what he is doing. I have seen the results in my life and in others. And I have seen the results of our efforts to fix things. If I had just realized this earlier, I would have saved a lot of heartache and not wasted so much time.

God can repair the most important relationship of all … our relationship with him.

If you want to know how to let him repair your broken relationship, write me at steve@hopeforlife.org.

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About the Author

Steve Ridgell
Steve Ridgell is the author of Can I Tell You a Story and leads a seminar by the same name on behalf of Hope For Life, a Herald of Truth ministry. He is also the Director of Ministry for Hope for Life

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