Puzzle Pieces

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I love to put puzzles together.  There’s something challenging about finding the right pieces to fit together.  Some puzzles are easier than others.  Obviously a puzzle with only 25 pieces takes no time at all to put together and usually not too much thought as opposed to a 1000 piece puzzle.  Although even some 1000 piece puzzles are easier than others.  It all depends on what the picture is that you’re trying to fit together.  Is it a hard picture? Are there a lot of different colors or are there similar hues throughout the entire thing?  When we were dating my husband and I spent a lot of time putting puzzles together.  Some took us just a few days, others took us a few months – it depended on the make up.  But when the puzzle was complete it was satisfying to look at the work done.  In fact some I was so proud of that I’ve glued & framed several puzzles together for pictures in my house.

Life is a lot like a puzzle – hence the name of the blog.  My life feels like one large puzzle of like a million pieces.  I know the puzzle won’t be complete until my life here on Earth is done.  Most days I feel like a quarter-completed puzzle.  God has so much work to do on me.  But as I fall into His plan and His will, I feel the pieces of my life coming together.  That’s what I want to focus on – the puzzle pieces coming together. I often feel like my life is a mess and pieces are strung here and there – you know when the cat has found a piece and carried it under the couch, or a piece gets lost in the vacuum cleaner.  There’s nothing worse than almost finishing a puzzle only to realize a piece is missing.  I don’t want to live my life like that.  I don’t want missing pieces at the end.  I want to one day be able to look at the whole picture.

Right now in my life I feel like the puzzles aren’t fitting together right.  I feel like pieces of different puzzles are trying to be put together into the same puzzle and I’m not sure how to fix that… other than trust God that He knows what’s he’s doing and will put together the right pieces in the right order (and fill me in on what He’s doing!!)  In the meantime, I hope I get time to put together a good puzzle soon… it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance!