I’m Gonna Wreck It!

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.

Psalm 62:1 (NLT)

There is a Disney film called Wreck It Ralph that came out a few years back. The premise of the story is set in an arcade game that features the exterior of a tall apartment building. Wreck It Ralph (the main character) is trying to destroy the building by slamming it to pieces with his giant fists while another character, called Fix It Felix, (controlled by the person playing the arcade game) is trying to repair the damage quickly so that the building doesn’t fall down. Of course, as the game goes on, the damage that Ralph inflicts gains speed and severity. So, Fix It Felix must repair the building faster and faster with each level. Eventually, the speed of destruction within the game gets to be so much that the person playing can’t keep up and the building comes tumbling down.

Now, imagine that this game is actually your life, and the building represents your soul (Which is the entirety of your existence). Every time you do something which God has asked you not to do, you take a punch at your building. As life goes on, the punches start to add up and the building begins to wobble. It may fall. In reality, we are our own, Wreck It Ralph. In fact, replace Ralph with your name. You are Wreck It _________. (I am Wreck It Chad, for example)

But, here’s the issue, we can’t restore our life. We are sinful humans who, instead, seek to damage it through sin. We wreck it. So, trying to fix things isn’t in our nature, or within our power. In fact, the more we try to fix things, the more damage we often cause in the process.

Instead, we need a power greater than us who is an expert at putting things back together. His name is Jesus. He is the restorer of life. He alone can fix the sin that consumes us.

So, what role do we have to play in this game of life? King David put it this way, “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.” In other words, we must stop wrecking and start worshiping. We must stop trying to fix a soul that cannot be fixed by human hands. We must wait on the Lord to repair the damage we’ve done and restore us. And, waiting means we must resist the urge to wreck things.

So, today, and every day, ask God to work on your soul. Ask Him to point out the things in your life that are damaging your relationship with Him. Let Him restore you.

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