Friday, June 25, 2010

Jigsaw Lessons

Don't force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.
When things aren't going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.
Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.
Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.
When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see above).
The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook.
Variety is the spice of life. It's the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting.
Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order.
Don't be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising.
Take time to celebrate your successes (even little ones).
Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can't be rushed.

Praying all your pieces fall into place and fit together naturally. Have a great weekend.

Peace and Joy,

Romans 15:13 (NKJV) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Susan said...

Such important reminders for all those "puzzle moments" and "event" that come into our lives.



Thena said...

You are so right. When my husband and I decided to buy a house two years ago. I told him we pray about it and if it works out then it's meant to be. Anytime you force something to work it's not in God's plan or timing and it's a disaster.

Anonymous said...

Such wise and wonderful words Susan. I hope you have a great weekend.

gigi said...

Great thoughts. You have a great weekend too.

D.J. Hughes said...

Love the puzzle analogy! My daughter was given a 500 piece puzzle this week as a gift that's just a little too hard for her still, so we've all been working on it together. Great timing with your post!

Pam said...

Great post!

Sweet Tea said...

Love.Love.Love. this post.
Soooo true!!

skoots1mom said...

u r SOOOO clever!
loved it!

KrippledWarrior said...

So using a bigger hammer won't work? You are very wise indeed. That Degree is showing!!!