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
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.