We Are All A Puzzle (and that’s a good thing)!

Puzzle pieces, taken as individuals look pretty interesting. Some are colorful, some are not. Some are really irregular and some have straight edges. If they could talk, they may wonder why. “Why am I so curvy?” says one. “Why am I so boxy?” says another. “Why am I tri-colored?” or “Why am I so plain?” Scattered about, you have a puzzling “mess”. Is this random? No, because unbeknownst to these precious pieces, once the Puzzle-Creator starts to arrange them and connect them, a beautiful thing happens. These malformed pieces make a glorious picture.

You see, each piece’s contribution to the picture is priceless. The picture is just not complete with even one piece missing, and not one piece can duplicate itself on its own.  You could say that each unique piece of the puzzle has a unique responsibility to the completion of the picture. Each has a duty to make it whole, its shape and color serving a visual and structural purpose all at once. It seems like each piece is obligated to lend it’s individuality to the beauty of the Puzzle-Creator’s creation.

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”(Romans 12:6-8 ESV)

So if you’re wondering why you have the physical attributes; the interests, talents, skills and abilities you have, just know that it is because they are needed. If you wonder why you must endure the experiences you’ve had, just know that they helped to configure you into the shape our Creator needs to complete the Big Picture, His Grand Design, His Master Plan. Do your part. Be responsible by being the best YOU that you can be. No one else could do it better.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 ESV)

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Let Me Explain…

I am a plain and simple person, living an imperfect life.  But I am a believer in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, so I try to live this life to the glory of God. I have tripped myself up on many occasions through this journey and have often failed to acknowledge the tools and mentors around me which might have kept me on course had I tapped in to them. One purpose of this blog is to possibly serve as one of those tools connecting our faith with the practicality of life in the current culture.

I am no theological giant, in fact all I have by way of academic accomplishment is a B. A. in Criminal Justice. I do have life experience and the beauty of hindsight to offer, however. I am grateful for God’s patience with me and I want to make Him smile in His service and in serving those.seeking a relationship with Him. I thank you, the reader for stopping by. I look forward to our encouraging each other as we try to navigate our little boats through the sea of life.

Please pray for me. I am praying for you. God bless you.

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9