Story of the day: Finding your fit
I have been reading a book titled, Doing Church as a Team, written by Wayne Cordeiro, and I found an illustration about finding your fit within the church and the your importance as a piece of the puzzle. He writes:
Each of us is like a piece in a giant jigsaw puzzle; every piece has its place in God’s plan. No piece is optional. How frustrating it would be to put together a 3,000-piece puzzle, only to find one piece missing at the end!
That’s how God sees us, as a wonderful puzzle made up entirely of incredibly important pieces. Everyone is necessary to complete the divine puzzle. When all the pieces fit together, the world can see a beautiful, completed portrait of the heart of Jesus, beating for people everywhere.
But how do we find our place in God’s plan? Will it come easily? Where do we start? As with most puzzles, no piece alls smoothly into place on the first attempt. It usually takes several tries in order to find the right fit. You turn the piece this way that, set it aside and try a few others, and then you try it again. If a piece doesn’t fit on the first go-round, you don’t toss the rebellious part in the trash! No, you keep going because you know every piece is a perfect fit–somewhere.
But I am just one piece, you might rationalize. They can do without me. Why, there are 2, 999 other pieces! I’m just one, insignificant pice. They’ll never miss me.
Don’t you dare think that way! That’s exactly how the enemy of our souls wants you to think, but don’t you do it–even for a minute. You are vital to the success of God’s plan and mission.
Quote of the day: Wayne Cordeiro
“Remember, everyone is a 10–somewhere.”
Bible verse of the day: Philippians 2:13 (NIV)
“for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for creating me to be a part of the puzzle. As I find out where in the puzzle I am to be placed, may I not become discouraged about where I need to go or do, because You will guide me and place me where I need to be. Thank You for this blessed day!
In Jesus Name I pray,