As a painting contractor for several property management companies in town, two things are certain on almost every job I do.
1. There will be damage. (from simple nail holes-to holes in the wall you could walk through-no one leaves without a mark)
2. When people try to “fix-it” themselves-it usually makes things worse. :-)
The ironic thing is that the repairs of small nail holes, dents, etc aren’t usually charged to the renter, and repairs of larger damaged areas usually cost MORE to repair when I have to remove layers of “I-can-fix-it” materials such as cardboard, duct tape, spray foam, and even an occasional tube sock. Unless you are a drywall pro, if you damage a rental property it’s MUCH better (and less expensive) to “fess up and pay up” than to try to “fix-it” yourself.
I wonder if God in heaven shakes his head and mutters under his breath (like I would) when he sees me try to play “fix it” and cover over my sins instead of confessing them? I wonder if it makes him sad (or annoyed) when we go to such great efforts to conceal our faults and damage instead of submitting them for “repair”? I wonder why we do it…when he has already “paid in full”?
Q: What are you struggling to “fix” or “cover up” right now?
9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9