How is Walking in God’s Will like a Puzzle?
You can have a sense of peace even within the turmoil
I often think of life as a puzzle.
Taking a piece out of the box, I can try and find its mate. Once found, I put them together and add them to the other matching pieces. If it is the wrong piece, I can work hard, and pound it — and sometimes I can get the wrong piece to stick — however, after a few more hours of working on the puzzle I come to the place where I must admit that that piece doesn’t belong.
It’s not easy to find the right puzzle piece that fits perfectly, but once I do, there’s satisfaction in taking the time to find the right piece.
When I am walking in the will of God there is certain ease to it.
I’m not saying that doing God’s call is easy, but rather it seems to fall into place without too much difficulty.
God does help us do the things that are in His plan.
For example, while volunteering on a committee to put on a one-day conference for Christian women there was a considerable amount of work to do and it wasn’t easy, but certain things seemed to come together effortlessly.
At the last minute, the scheduled singer left a message that she couldn’t come because she had laryngitis.
This was devastating news — or it could have been if God’s hand was not in it.
Within the same hour, a new singer was called and she accepted immediately. Arrangements were made and no one knew that there’d been any problem.
When I’m walking in God’s will, doing what He wants me to do, there’s certain ease to the job.
Sometimes, however, I may be in the centre of God’s will and things are not going smoothly, yet I feel a sense of peace, even within the turmoil.
Is your life puzzle coming together smoothly or do you find yourself pounding in pieces to make them fit?
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared (Proverbs 3:25–26 NIV).