When suddenly everything just fits
Sometimes things just fit. Have you ever watched a small child who was building a jigsaw puzzle with very big pieces? You can see them picking up a piece and trying to place it together with others. Even when there are only a few pieces left, they still can have trouble matching the remaining pieces with the rest of the puzzle.
When there is only a single piece left, they still may not look for how the colors and shapes fit with other pieces. They may rotate the final piece several times before it fits in. Maybe they even get frustrated and call for your help.
Is it easy for you to build that same puzzle now? Maybe you have built it hundreds of times.
Maybe when you were a small child, you built that exact same puzzle (and very slowly). Maybe the edges on the pieces have become rough and flimsy from your own use.
Eventually, you discovered that the top of the box had a picture that matched the completed puzzle. You learned to use that picture as a guide. Not only did everything fit together, but you could do it much more quickly!
What if the rest of life could be that easy? What if there was some kind of a guideline for how to fit everything together? What if you could get a map of your destiny and then quickly re-organize all of these weirdly-shaped pieces to fit together and create a new “big picture?”
The individual pieces of a puzzle only include a hint of the total meaning of the whole puzzle. You cannot look at one or two pieces and know what the entire puzzle will look like… or not usually.
But if you had a picture of the full puzzle completed, then that would make it easier to know if any single piece fit in to that puzzle or was from some other puzzle. Imagine having pieces from several different puzzles all mixed together. You might even be missing some pieces from some of the puzzles. Maybe you have a few box tops with a few pictures of completed puzzles, but you are not sure if you have pieces from any of those puzzles. At some point, you would probably just give up.
Sometimes, life as an adult can seem very complicated. You may be helping several different kids all build their own puzzles while you keep trying to get a few minutes to work on your own.
Maybe you can get everyone to stop what they have been doing and then finally work on the same puzzle together. Wouldn’t that be a relief? It might sound good, but if the kids are not getting along with each other very well, then “working together” could result in even less progress (and even more stress)!
So, how important is it for other people to know which puzzle you are building and to encourage you or even help you? How fast should you build it? Also, exactly which puzzle should you build?
If you knew your destiny, many questions would suddenly be easier to sort through (like sorting through hundreds of puzzle pieces for the edge pieces). However, your destiny is not conveniently located on the top of a puzzle box, is it? We do not have a big picture of your destiny filed away (just waiting for you to come and ask to see it).
However, (for those of you who have built a lot of puzzles), when you were learning to build puzzles, did you ever learn a technique that made the whole process faster and easier? By now, you probably know that, when building a jigsaw puzzle, it can help to first build the edges of the puzzle. That can really simplify and speed up the process.
In order to make the four edges first, you sort through the pieces and look for what? You look the pieces that have a straight edge.
Plus, there are four pieces that are extremely unique. Even if you do not have the puzzle box with the “big picture” as your guide, there are a few pieces that have not just one straight edge, but two. What do you call those?
If your life seems rather messy and you would like to bring more order and organization to your life (and maybe even recognize your destiny), then it might help to start by identifying the corner pieces, right? But life is not a jigsaw puzzle. There are no corner pieces that create a framework for identifying your destiny, right?
Before you answer, keep in mind that the small child who does not know to look for corner pieces will not look for them. So, if that child sees those pieces with two edges, they may not recognize the importance of those four pieces. That child could see those pieces and even pick them up, yet without ever recognizing them as having any special value. To the novice, they are “just regular pieces like all the rest.”
However, what if there are major “cornerstone” issues in your life that are obvious to you as parts of your life, but you do not organize your life around those parts because you do not identify them as uniquely important? Maybe you have already a few of them identified. What if you could quickly identify all four, then connect them with edge pieces, and then maybe even have enough clarity about your “big picture” to have a sudden, unexpected recognition?
What if you are suddenly aware that there actually is a bigger picture? Yes, it can get boring to just sit down and build a puzzle all day. However, what if you realized that there is a bigger picture to your life? What if you felt grateful to have the opportunity to put the pieces together and eventually witness what the completed puzzle will look like?
But that’s not all! What if you have built this puzzle before, even many times? What if you start to get the sense that “you already knew that next piece would be coming?” What if you started finding lots of pieces that felt familiar? What if you got excited and had fun with your life again… like you might not have done since you were a small child just about to put in the very last piece?
You will build your life and fill in all the details. We just help you create a framework that fits for you.