• Jordan Burchette

When The Pieces Click Together

Have you ever wished you could see into your future? Perhaps you just wish you could take one quick glance to make sure everything was shaping up to be what you wanted it to be.

We've all seen those cheesy movies where the main character time-travels and then they come back to warn their present self of what's to come. As lovely as it sounds, I don't think it would be helpful for us. At the end of the day, I think I would be more anxious looking ahead as opposed to just looking at today. The bible has a verse that I go back to a lot on this topic.

Matthew 6:34 says, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 says, " When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

Ephesians 3:17-21 says, "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."

As we sat on the floor putting a puzzle together last night, my mind kept flooding with these words: "when the pieces click together". Over and over I kept thinking about those five words. We would carefully search for the right piece and almost breathe a sigh of relief when they clicked together perfectly. Ah-ha! Another piece of the picture has come together and we can almost see what the entire picture will look like. Then the hunt would be on again as we would look for the next piece and so on and so forth until it was a complete picture.

When the pieces click together.

When the pieces click together.

When the pieces click together.

I say it a lot but God truly teaches me a lot through my children. I have experienced many "childlike faith" moments simply by watching my children.

I think we oftentimes forget, as a child of God, that we can't see the entire picture of the puzzle. We see pieces here and there but we are not able to see what the finished product will look like.

We try to work pieces (people, things, etc) into our lives but they just don't fit in the big picture puzzle that God can see.

We see some pieces that God has orchestrated and they click right into place easily.

We have times where we may have lost a piece and we don't know where it went or what piece goes next. We don't know what to do next or if the puzzle of our life will be complete any time soon. It feels dark and unknown and we wonder if God, perhaps, left us on the table and forgot about us. He didn't.

I imagine that God has the finished puzzle of His children's lives hanging on the walls of heaven. They may show marriages, kids, times where God performed miracles in their lives and every single intricate detail that made up their life lived for Him. From the praises that escaped our lips to the backyard porch sitting with family, I bet it has it all. He already knows what will happen in our lives. He knows how we will meet Him and He knows the seasons that we will face. He is already there and that gives me great comfort.

When the puzzle is confusing and we don't know why things aren't clicking into place, we start to doubt Him and grow weary. We think that He is mad at us or that we have been forgotten. It wasn't supposed to be this way, or so we thought, and we even can grow angry and bitter at God.

Here is what we forget: We can't see the finished puzzle. The pieces are not all known to us and God may be trying to orchestrate a different piece that is better for you and that will ultimately bring Him glory in our life as His child.

I hope my finished puzzle is a good one and I pray that I get many wonderful years to serve God and others. Here lately, all I want is to know that He is proud of me and that I am promoting Him and not me. What will matter is the life I lived for Him as the rest will pass away.

Trust Him with the pieces, friends. He knows what has happened, what will happen, and what is going on in your heart at this very moment in time.

Make your puzzle one that points straight to Him. A finished puzzle that shows a life lived for Him and a life poured out to others. Sure there may be coffee stains, tear stains, and a few ripped pieces but it all makes one beautiful picture.

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