Monday, February 13, 2012

What does it take to fit in?

 Over the past several weeks we have had a sermon series running at our church called " Finding your fit". We put puzzles in a bowl on the communion and offering table for people to get and take home and pray over. The idea behind the puzzle was for people to seek God's fit for their lives in the body of Christ. The puzzle has been coming together and everyone in the congregation has enjoyed seeing it come together.

This past week was suppose to be the last week for everyone to bring their pieces in for the puzzle. Monday after church my wife asked if she had given me her piece and I told her I didn't remember getting it. She was in a panic as this was one of the first ideas I had given at church.  After looking through the dirty clothes we realized that the pants she had worn were washed and dried. We looked through the pockets and found that the one puzzle piece had now become two and was just plain grayish blue pieces no color no picture. I was a little disappointed as I was excited about seeing the end results of the puzzle as well, but what brought things into perspective was how it affected her, she didn't want to go to church the following week as she felt that piece would be the one that would keep the puzzle from being completed.

It was at that point that the true message of the puzzle came to mind. It is not about how you look, or that you come to him perfect or rough around the edges or how you fit into the worlds scheme of things that matter, it is all about what God has planned for your life. He is not focused on whether you followed his plan from the beginning, or have taken some wrong paths along the way.

It seems so many people put off coming to God because they have lost their puzzle piece and don't want to disappoint Him. He is not interested in that, God has plans for each and every one of us. He ultimately wants to bless us so we can be a blessing to those around us.

What matters most about finding God's fit for you life is that you come to him!

Proverbs 16:9
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

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