Tuesday, March 25, 2014
You're a Piece of the Puzzle
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.