Tuesday, March 25, 2014

You're a Piece of the Puzzle

You may not see it yet, but God has the right pieces to make the puzzle of your life fit together.

          I am doing a puzzle card game with a few people.  They don't know the finished picture until they receive all 9 pieces in the mail.  I send about 1 piece a week but they don't know when to expect them.
          Life is a puzzle of a million or more pieces.  We certainly can't see the whole picture yet, but God can.  He knows what pieces fit and belong in our picture.  As with a wrong piece, sometimes we try to force things into our lives that just don't belong and it causes a problem.  Some things in our lives fit perfectly and form a straight line edge of protection around us.  Some people search for that center piece their whole lives and try to fill the void, that only God can fill, with other pieces of life.
         Why does God give us pieces to our life puzzle one at a time and make us wait?  1. To give us patience, endurance, and humility. 2. To make us hold on to a dream even when it seems improbable. 3. To prepare us for the goal.  But perhaps the most important reason is this:  4. To teach us that He’s just as interested in the process as the goal.


  1. Beautiful! And we are loving receiving our pieces of the puzzle! Thank you for being a piece of our life's puzzle!
    jessica b.

  2. How wonderful, Angie. What a beautiful picture of the "process" God takes us through in life. Edith Shaeffer, wife of Frances Shaeffer, the great Christian philosopher, wrote a book called, "The Tapestry," explaining how God is weaving a beautiful tapestry of our lives. She noted that when looked at from the bottom, everything was just a mixed up jumble of strings, but from the top, a beautiful piece of art. Isn't that so true of us all? Thank you for the wonderful picture.

  3. As we get older we learn the "process or journey" is very important, as many of us have rushed thru life for the "golden years" of retirement and find they aren't all that great. For many turning the clock back 30 years and enjoying the journey would be better than enjoying the golden years.
    We are in such a hurry that we miss much of life. Good Blog....Love Dad

  4. This was wonderful Angie--another piece of wisdom and you said it so well. Many people break their puzzle just trying to force something that is wrong--a great analogy. Mom

  5. So true! God is perfect and He knows what piece fit better for our life. And you are part of my life's puzzle.
    maru g.

  6. WOW! That is one of the most beautiful analogies I have ever read. Just beautiful. I am going to remember how God is putting my puzzle together every day....with everything I need for all the pieces to fit exactly where they are supposed to be! You never cease to amaze me with your wisdom. Love you, T.