I often find myself trying to figure out the plan of God that lies ahead by looking at the different pieces of my life in any given moment of time, wondering how they all fit together. I spend hours sometimes considering all of the different ways the pieces might be pieced together; even offering God my own suggestions of the various patterns I see, but more times than not, things unfold in ways I never even saw as a remote possibility, following the old cliche “I never saw it coming”.
Those are the moments when it’s as if I can see God smiling as He looks at me knowing full well He took me completely by surprise once again. Each of these experiences brings me to the place where I am reminded to focus on the faith to follow, trusting the hand of my Heavenly Father as He arranges each piece of my life into the masterpiece of His choosing.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ll Corinthians 5:7
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
“Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” ll Timothy 1:9
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 55:8
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun in you a good work will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
When I am tempted to arrange the pieces of my life according to my own thoughts, I will focus on Him knowing that He is in control taking care of each piece of my life just as He would have it to come together according to His perfect will for my life.
Someday when I look back I will see in full array the colors that He incorporated in His masterful design from the limitations of who I was to who He created me to be in Him, but for today I will concentrate on the faith to follow.