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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday's Word - Puzzle Lessens

Wednesday's Word

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday's Word - Puzzle Lessens

Hello All,

I spent a good part of last week putting a puzzle together. I can’t say that I’m much into puzzles but it was a 500 piece-er that glowed in the dark ad I thought it would be fun. I totally didn’t expect that it would be as rich an experience as it was. The immediate thing about putting puzzles together is the realization that its more about persistence and patience than anything else. But an interesting part of the experience took center stage - I would bet dollars to donuts that most of you have felt the same way. Trust me, this was not an easy puzzle and as I was putting together certain sections, inevitably, there would be one piece missing. And here’s where it got interesting: My mind would immediately start in to thinking “Hey, maybe the puzzle piece is missing.” “I wonder how many more pieces aren’t here.” And “I can’t think of a more useless waste of time than putting together in incomplete puzzle.”

Ever felt that way? Not simply about puzzles, I mean, but maybe about certain parts of your life? Ever see parts of your life as a vast exercise in futility because it doesn’t seem that all the pieces are there – or will never be there?



Here’s the Word:



Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?



Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.



So I’m sitting there persisting in an effort to see a cool glow-in-the-dark puzzle. Next thing you know, I find myself thrown into a lesson about trusting God. Suffice it to say that eventually all the pieces were there and it did look pretty cool with the lights off. But I walked away from the table a little different. Our lives can be (more often than not) like difficult puzzles. Wisdom comes when we realize; that its more about persistence and patience; that there is a purpose for each piece; and that you can trust that all the pieces are there.



When you get acquainted with the idea that your character is what’s really being put together, the worries about the “what ifs” of the puzzle lessens.



In Him,

Cros

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