“Life is like a Jigsaw Puzzle without the picture on the box”-Author Unknown
All of us are familiar with jigsaw puzzles. We usually start off by looking at the picture on the box and use that as a guideline to help us put the individual pieces where they belong. In the process of completing the puzzle, we may refer more than once to the completed picture when we are doubtful. It is exciting to watch how all the individual pieces finally come together and make the complete picture.
However, what if you were given all the individual pieces but no picture as a guideline? Would it be as easy or as fun? I doubt it…many of us would just push away the pieces for some other day. It is the uncertainty of knowing what to look for that actually makes the task seem more tedious than it should have been.
The same thing is applicable in our lives too. We are given a whole lot of pieces (our jobs/ careers/ health/ finances/spouses/children/relatives/friends/neighbors/societies/our responsibilities/duties/our dreams/our goals/our talents/our time/our spirituality/our interests/our hobbies, etc)….a million and one pieces that keep on increasing day by day. With no picture to guide us, we may get frustrated trying to fit in the available pieces one by one.
But what if the Creator of the Picture puzzle suddenly comes in and guides us piece by piece telling us which piece goes where. Suddenly, we don’t need to see the picture because we know that we are in safe hands and can see that we are progressing in the right direction.
As we slowly finish off the individual pieces, our excitement levels are at its peak. The best part is saved for the last and we get a surprise on seeing the completed picture at the end! Suddenly we realize that this was the best picture puzzle game that we have ever played.
And for those of you who may be missing a piece in the jigsaw puzzle of your life, here is a clue: http://sparkylaurie.blogspot.com/2011/06/16th-june-2011-what-is-that-missing.html
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