Friday, October 28, 2011

The Odd Puzzle

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)

At one time in my life, I enjoyed putting puzzles together. Sitting for hours at the kitchen table, I would stare at all of the pieces, try to figure out where they belonged and how in the world all these little pieces would end up looking like the picture on the box.

Eventually, with patience, time and perseverance one piece would connect with one piece and two pieces would connect with two pieces and finally the picture on the table would match the picture on the box.

That is the same way God works in our lives. He already knows the end. He fashioned us in our mother’s womb. We just have to have faith to endure the process on allowing His will to be revealed to us one piece at a time. Sometimes it is a word, a song, a person or situation each coming together for His purpose for us.

When we are in the middle of the process like a puzzle, it is sometimes difficult to see how all the pieces will fit together because it takes too long. We don’t see how the different shape and sizes of pieces belongs to this puzzle. At that point instead of submitting to God’s will piece by piece, we sometimes resort to self will, forcing the pieces in places where they don’t belong. We become frustrated and then quit instead of relying on God’s will.

Thank You Father for an odd puzzle to teach me how to wait on your will, all the pieces are working together for the purpose you have for us.

© 2011 Wanda Currie


Bonnie said...

Hi, Wanda. Puzzles were a big thing in my childhood and I also spent hours joining the pieces to make a picture. Thanks for the great memories. God bless you.

Bonnie Mae Evans said...

Dear Wanda,
Thanks for the reminder that we are all just a work in progress.But the Lord will see everything through to completion. I picture the last piece of the puzzle being slid into place as I enter Heaven's gate.
Praise Jesus!

Lois said...

HiWanda. I liked your connection between my life and God's puzzle. Good job. I'm glad God's in control of my puzzled life, and not me. Best wishes, Lois Gosley