Purpose in a Puzzle
My husband is teaching a bible study series on fulfilling your purpose. As he began to break down how God is the at the inception of purpose in each and every one of us, I began to think of God as a puzzle maker.
Puzzles have so many pieces that make up so many sections and once it’s completed it makes a beautiful picture. That is our puzzle of purpose.
God, the Puzzle Maker, created me and imparted elaborate pieces that make up the art piece of my life. Most of us start in the same place, with the border. We have a general idea of what direction we should go in, but we haven’t worked out the plan of how to get there. And even if we have worked out the plan of how to get there, every time we make moves, the pieces don’t fit.
Hence, the need for the Puzzle Maker.
We don’t pursue Him just to figure out what do with all of our pieces. We pursue Him for a relationship with Him and as we spend time with Him, the clearer things become for us, and the pieces that we’ve struggled to match up and put together, slowly start coming together. Finally, we have a section completed. But there’s no time to relax, because the rest of the puzzle remains.
What does He do? He patiently leads us. He calmly instructs us. And then, we pick up another piece and begin another section.
I don’t think our puzzle of purpose is completed until the day we see Him face to face. We will hit snags as we try to put together the different sections of our lives, but if we “patiently endure”, the pieces will come together. The Puzzle Maker doesn’t make mistakes, but when we do, He’s there to show us how to navigate through the unending pile of pieces until we get back on track.
The artpiece of our lives can’t be completed without Him, and He’s faithful to complete what He’s started.