As a society we are becoming more and more willing to get a “quick fix” thinking the fix will fix all of our problems. How many of us have tried to find the ”ultimate” fix? I know people who have sought their “fixes” in the form of different relationships, body changes, TV shows, books, fitness centers, new homes, new kitchens, new furniture, new cars, boats, RV’s, vacations, cruises, pools, spas, jobs, friends, churches, pastors, Bible studies, 12 step groups, etc…you know what I’m saying.
Years ago I sought out fixes in the form of my addiction and my need to make money and buy things in order to “fix” me. This behavior literally destroyed my life. Today I know there is but one fix for everything and that is the fix that comes in the form of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When we begin living for the Jesus “fix” we begin dying to ourselves and little by little we give up living for our own selfish fixes. Putting Jesus before self allows us to think rationally before acting out and giving in to our flesh. Putting Jesus before self forces us to see the light even when we don’t want to. Putting Jesus before self allows us to see the good in others and ourselves. Putting Jesus before self allows us to substitute short term fixes with the ETERNAL CURE.
The key to enjoying the “eternal cure” is understanding it is a daily process. Growing closer to Jesus through daily prayer, Bible reading, repentance and witnessing is the best way to keep the eternal fix alive and growing. It involves a transformed heart and mind. I for one had a Jesus heart transplant years before I had the Jesus mind transplant. I’ve learned to use the phrase “By the blood of Jesus satan be gone” when crazy things start happening between my ears. You see it is the mind that often needs transformed the most. It is in the mind where the craving begins. It is in the mind where we think we are not good enough. It is in the mind where we think we are too good. It is in the mind where we picture ourself being just fine if we only had “this or that.”
I pray to all of you…by the blood of Jesus may your minds be transformed by the eternal cure as Paul writes in Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore I urge you, brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”