Am I the only one that feels that life is a huge jigsaw puzzle with a million and five pieces? And we work tirelessly trying to put it together. Since we’re on the subject of puzzles, here are a few interesting tips for putting one together. When setting up to assemble a puzzle, sort the pieces that have the same colors or features in a group. Another helpful thing to do is start the puzzle by fitting the corners together. Then assemble the puzzle by sections. One of the most important steps is to use the finished picture as a point of reference or guide. After writing these suggestions, I was even more convinced that life is like a puzzle. Sounds crazy, right?!
Our lives are grouped in certain sections that need to fit together in order to become a whole masterpiece. There’s God, family, work, friends, hobbies, health, and those extra things which make up our lives (just to name a few). Each part is a group. Like any puzzle, there are pieces that fit but do not connect easily. So it is with life, we make hard decisions for the betterment of ourselves. Let’s take a look at my marriage and relationship with God.
There are times I want to argue with my spouse to prove my point. But, I must constantly remind myself that a soft word turns away wrath (Proverbs 15:1). On days when I succeed at bridling my tongue, I sometimes have a war within. In my mind, i’m screaming, “Why?!?, Why?!? I need to respond back! I must have my say! WWWhhhyyy, do I have to be quiet?” I may not understand at that moment because I want to act a fool, but my silence is building and not tearing down my marriage. Plus, a section of my puzzle is being constructed, self-control. How many heated fellowships could we avoid, if we controlled our tongues? Or what about when I succeed on a consistent basis, to force my body to awaken for prayer early in the morning, knowing that I would love to sleep another extra hour? I’m forming another area of my puzzle called faithfulness. It is mandatory that I meet with God. He’s been waiting on me all night. God has never ditched one of our dates!
There are so many areas of life we must keep building to complete the sections of our puzzle. Our point of reference is the Bible and prayer. There is no way, I would’ve made it this far in life without those two things. Keep placing the pieces of life in their proper position with direction from God. In the end, a spectacular work of art will be created – a better you.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Galations 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!Be not weary in well doing…