Jigsaw puzzles are fun. Well, for most people. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I hate doing them, but I love finishing them.
When I look at my life, I see a jigsaw puzzle. My impatience with myself tends to frustrate me. But if I would apply some patience and understanding, time will reward me with something beautiful.
#1 Set up the boundaries. Anyone who has worked a puzzle knows you do the outside first. The Word of God is there to show us the boundaries of our life. Inside the boundaries, there is something beautiful that is waiting to emerge. But if we try to build something outside, we have chunks of the puzzle but no finished product. Finally, we give up and declare we are done. Without boundaries, we will never know God's complete plan for our lives.
#2 Get the big picture. What is always set up in front of you at all times? The cover of the box. It's the only clue you have to complete the puzzle. Here is something I have noticed about those clues. They are good enough to get the job done. The Word of God is our cover. It paints a picture of our lives that we can complete with God's help.
Pray: Dear Jesus, help me see my life through your eyes. In Jesus' Name, I pray. AMEN