Puzzles can be such fun. I remember as a very young child, feeling such a sense of accomplishment each time I completed one. As I got older, the puzzle would contain more pieces and it would get more challenging – and more rewarding – to see the finished picture.
I was considering that during my whole life, the Lord was working everything out to fit like a puzzle. Each time I obeyed Him, even when it wasn’t easy, a piece of the puzzle would fit in to help complete the picture. It was another piece in bringing about my destiny and His plans for me. When I obeyed Him, the “puzzle piece” would fit in so that I could go to the next “piece” that He had for me.
Each piece opens new doors. Every act of obedience is helping to complete the puzzle of our lives. He puts everything in our hands – everything we need. All we need to do is trust Him and act in obedience, doing what he asks us to do – maybe not even knowing how – but just trusting and obeying with the first step.
Sometimes we think we have little faith – yet when we obey, the Lord sees us as having great faith. Obedience takes great faith. I believe that’s why the Bible says that obedience is better than sacrifice – because without faith it is impossible to please God. Yes, sacrifice sometimes takes faith, sometimes not. However obedience INCLUDES sacrifice – that’s why it’s better. For obeying the Lord means sacrificing your own desires and what you want to do, to do what the Lord asks you to do. Therefore, since obedience includes sacrifice, it’s better.
Each time we obey, another piece of the puzzle fits in. Some pieces are harder to fit in than others. However, the tighter the fit, the less likely it is to fall out. Yes, it seems that life can be hard at times. But with the Lord’s help, your life puzzle is becoming more beautiful and rewarding with each day!