Piece by Piece

Complex Problem

As a child, I LOVED puzzles; especially the big and difficult ones.  I enjoyed figuring out how the pieces linked together to make this magnificent picture seen on the box. Looking at the picture for guidance,  I would often place middle pieces in the wrong place.  This error would occur, because their resemblance was uncanny with others.  I had yet to realize that even the slightest misshape, would not allow me to place pieces of the puzzle where they did not belong.  After repeated mishaps, I began to see just how wrong I was.  Searching for the right piece became a surprisingly arduous task.  However, one that I was up to the challenge! By now, I knew the answer lie in having more discernment about what I was doing; Rather than putting my focus toward completion.

So many times, I’ve tried to force situations and relationships in the puzzle of my life.  Only when I took the time to carefully discern each “piece”, was I able to put people and things in their proper place.  We may not have a picture on the box of some sort to refer back to.  But we have something far better!  Jesus has given us The Holy Spirit, whom we can consult to about ANY matter and develop a relationship with.  It is only when we take the time to slow down, listen and allow The Holy Spirit to direct our eyes and ears- only then can we place that specific piece right where it belongs!

John 16:13 – But when he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on His own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come (NIV).

What is God showing you at this moment?

May His Peace be with you, until we meet again…..

 

Posted on: August 7, 2014, by : admin

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