Step back, you’ll only mess things up

More than a few times I tried to “fix” something when I was a wee lad only to hear my father say something like, “step back son, if we leave it that way you’ll blow-up the house.” I’m thankful for those life-lessons along the way. Harder still is when the Lord presents us with a situation to which our knee-jerk response is to try and “fix” it. When James Montgomery Boice informed his congregation (May 7, 2000) that he had liver cancer he counseled them along these lines:

“If God does something in your life, would you change it? If you’d change it, you’d make it worse. It wouldn’t be good. So that’s the way we want to accept it and move forward, and who knows what God will do?”

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Denise Malagari Heebner on September 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you for this post. Powerful reminder.

  2. James Montgomery Boice attempted to change/fix his cancer through the use of chemotherapy?

    • Boz, If your comment is meant to be humorous, I assure you it’s not. If your serious then you ought to read the entire address that he gave to his congregation where he spoke about miracles, treatment etc. If your intention is to stir up strife then take the snark elsewhere.

      • Posted by Hayden on September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am

        Hope all is well for you. Thanks for this reminder. Your “Tigers” seem to have the Houdini like ability to win when they are down. One good thing is that every time I see them on TV I pray for your family.

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