Fix Your Life

Fix Your Life

It’s the way we enter the query blank of our favorite search engine. Fix my life. Find a flight. How do repair my garbage disposal? Then in a split second, we have a buffet of information to select from. Some of it simple and some complex; but just like a real buffet, it’s always more than we need. All around us people are depressed, lonely, confused, fearful and suicidal. As Christians (especially Spirit-filled ones) it is our duty to help these souls fix their lives. One of the most disappointing situations for a Christian to be in is one where he or she is right beside someone crying out for help, and not recognize it.  Jesus told his disciples in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” We are the workers. This verse not only refers to the lost, but also broken brothers and sisters in Christ. We have to disable the enemy and life’s ability to distract us from this important calling. People’s lives literally depend on it. Did you conduct a search for fixing your life? If so, you need not travel down the buffet any longer—fix your life right here. Then you will have the ability to go into the harvest field and help someone else fix theirs.

Fix your spirit.

The first step to fixing your life is the simplest of all. Your spirit must be reborn. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Choosing to give your life to Christ is the most important decision you will ever make—bar none. If you are already a Christian, great! You have already fixed your spirit—the real you. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, do it now (link to the salvation page). Fix your spirit.

Fix your position.

Psalm 91 in the Amplified Bible begins this way, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” Your position should be in the secret place of the Most High. Jesus instructed us in John 15 to “remain in Him.” Remember the simplicity. You fix your position by remaining in His Word and keeping His commands. Then you are automatically dwelling in the secret place. Yes, you are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms; but this does not negate the fact that you have to choose to remain in Him. You must fix your position. Remaining stable and fixed under the shadow of the Most High means discontinuing any activity contrary to His commands. Colossians 2:7 AMP reads, “Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.” And Jesus said in Matthew 7:24 MSG, “If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.” Fix your position.

Fix your eyes.

“Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you,” is how Romans 12:1 in the Message tells you to fix your eyes. Look at Hebrews 12:2 NIV: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. The Word has so much to say about fixing your eyes that I’m going to continue to let it speak for itself. See the following:

The Message

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God. — Psalm 42:5 (repeated in Psalms 42:11 and 43:5)
NLTSo we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. –2 Corinthians 4:18
AMPLet your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. –Proverbs 4:25
NIVBut my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge. – Psalm 141:8
Enough said, fix your eyes.

Fix your heart.

Proverbs 4:23 tells you to guard your heart because it is the wellspring of life. If you allow your heart to remain broken, ultimately your life will be broken. God wants your heart fixed on His Word so your entire life can be blessed. He says to you in Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.” It’s just that easy to fix your heart and extend your life and the lives of your children. Fixing your heart eradicates fear. Psalm 112:7 tells us that the person whose heart is fixed on the Lord is not afraid of evil tidings. And David, who had his share of evil to fear, declared, “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody (Psalm 57:7). “O God, my heart is fixed (steadfast, in the confidence of faith); I will sing, yes, I will sing praises, even with my glory [all the faculties and powers of one created in Your image] (Psalm 108:1). The man’s heart was so perfectly fixed that he couldn't help but praise God! Fix your heart.

Fix your mind.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise,” is how Paul sums it up in Philippians 4:8 NLT. I always follow this verse with the question, “What could possibly carry all those attributes all the time except the Word?” Nothing! Hebrews 3:1 NIV also answers the question by saying, Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus (who is the Word), the apostle and high priest whom we confess (parenthesis mine). As always, the results are predictable. Ecclesiastes 12:11 AMP tells us, “The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd.” Isaiah 26:3 NLT says, You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Then you will be able to testify the words of Psalm 119:73 MSG, “I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. Let those who fear you turn to me for evidence of your wise guidance. And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high.” Fix your mind.

Simple, yet effective. The buffet of God’s Word is always open and you can never overeat. Now go into the harvest fields with these instructions: fix your spirit, fix your position, fix your eyes, fix your heart and fix your mind. Fix your life!

Be blessed friends and have the perfect day everyday!

Psalm 138:8

—Shon Stevens is a writer and professional fitness instructor. Shon lives in Texas with her husband and two children.

Fix Your Life


It’s the way we enter the query blank of our favorite search engine. Fix my life. Find a flight. How do repair my garbage disposal? Then in a split second, we have a buffet of information to select from. Some of it simple and some complex; but just like a real buffet, it’s always more than we need. All around us people are depressed, lonely, confused, fearful and suicidal. As Christians (especially Spirit-filled ones) it is our duty to help these souls fix their lives. One of the most disappointing situations for a Christian to be in is one where he or she is right beside someone crying out for help, and not recognize it. Jesus told his disciples in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” We are the workers. This verse not only refers to the lost, but also broken brothers and sisters in Christ. We have to disable the enemy and life’s ability to distract us from this important calling. People’s lives literally depend on it. Did you conduct a search for fixing your life? If so, you need not travel down the buffet any longer—fix your life right here. Then you will have the ability to go into the harvest field and help someone else fix theirs.


Fix your spirit.

The first step to fixing your life is the simplest of all. Your spirit must be reborn. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Choosing to give your life to Christ is the most important decision you will ever make—bar none. If you are already a Christian, great! You have already fixed your spirit—the real you. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, do it now (link to the salvation page). Fix your spirit.


Fix your position.

Psalm 91 in the Amplified Bible begins this way, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” Your position should be in the secret place of the Most High. Jesus instructed us in John 15 to “remain in Him.” Remember the simplicity. You fix your position by remaining in His Word and keeping His commands. Then you are automatically dwelling in the secret place. Yes, you are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms; but this does not negate the fact that you have to choose to remain in Him. You must fix your position. Remaining stable and fixed under the shadow of the Most High means discontinuing any activity contrary to His commands. Colossians 2:7 AMP reads, “Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.” And Jesus said in Matthew 7:24 MSG, “If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.” Fix your position.


Fix your eyes.

“Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you,” is how Romans 12:1 in the Message tells you to fix your eyes. Look at Hebrews 12:2 NIV: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. The Word has so much to say about fixing your eyes that I’m going to continue to let it speak for itself. See the following:


The Message

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God. — Psalm 42:5 (repeated in Psalms 42:11 and 43:5)

NLT
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. –2 Corinthians 4:18

AMP
Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. –Proverbs 4:25

NIV
But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge. – Psalm 141:8

Enough said, fix your eyes.


Fix your heart.

Proverbs 4:23 tells you to guard your heart because it is the wellspring of life. If you allow your heart to remain broken, ultimately your life will be broken. God wants your heart fixed on His Word so your entire life can be blessed. He says to you in Deuteronomy 11:18-21, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.” It’s just that easy to fix your heart and extend your life and the lives of your children. Fixing your heart eradicates fear. Psalm 112:7 tells us that the person whose heart is fixed on the Lord is not afraid of evil tidings. And David, who had his share of evil to fear, declared, “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody (Psalm 57:7). “O God, my heart is fixed (steadfast, in the confidence of faith); I will sing, yes, I will sing praises, even with my glory [all the faculties and powers of one created in Your image] (Psalm 108:1). The man’s heart was so perfectly fixed that he couldn’t help but praise God! Fix your heart.


Fix your mind.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise,” is how Paul sums it up in Philippians 4:8 NLT. I always follow this verse with the question, “What could possibly carry all those attributes all the time except the Word?” Nothing! Hebrews 3:1 NIV also answers the question by saying, Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus (who is the Word), the apostle and high priest whom we confess (parenthesis mine). As always, the results are predictable. “Ecclesiastes 12:11 AMP tells us, “The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd.” Isaiah 26:3 NLT says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Then you will be able to testify the words of Psalm 119:73 MSG, “I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. Let those who fear you turn to me for evidence of your wise guidance. And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high.” Fix your mind.


Simple, yet effective. The buffet of God’s Word is always open and you can never overeat. Now go into the harvest fields with these instructions: fix your spirit, fix your position, fix your eyes, fix your heart and fix your mind. Fix your life!


Be blessed friends and have the perfect day everyday!

Psalm 138:8

—Shontta




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