My Puzzling Philosophy and God's Will
I came home from work this week and my family was working on a puzzle. I immediately set to work. We all love puzzles but my brother and my mom were getting burnt out on this one. I quickly put in a handful of pieces and my mom says, "See, what did I say? She'll get home a put them in boom, boom, boom."
"I just put in the ones that I know where they go." I tried to explain my strategy and got "no kidding" stares. And I stopped trying to explain because I got distracted.
What I was trying to say is: I don't go looking for a specific piece...generally. I look at as many pieces and empty spots as possible and pick up pieces when I find a match.
Recently, in life, I have been asking God what is next; I have been looking for a specific piece of my future. But as I tried to explain my puzzling philosophy to my family, I got distracted because I realized in that instant that my puzzling philosophy also applies to God's will. I may not know "that" particularly piece. So, I can spend a lot of time and frustration on that piece or I can put in the puzzle pieces that I know where they go.
And God is so good, there are always pieces for me to put into action in life (as long as I am paying attention). I know God wants me to pray for my neighbors. I know God wants me to tell others about Jesus. I know God wants me to be content with what I have. I can do all of those now.
Just like in jigsaw puzzles, in life, it is always time to put in the pieces that I know where there they go. And it sure beats sulking because the piece I want hasn't showed up yet :0)
"For we walk by faith and not by sight." -- 2 Corinthians 5:7
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