Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Master Has a Grand Design!

I touched on this for a minute in my main blog, but wanted to expand on it here.

I'll begin with the same first paragraphs:

Around January everything felt so up in the air. Just about every aspect of life was coming together and then something happened the end of January that just blew into my world like a tornado. I saw Dorothy, the wicked witch, even poor little toto.Not it's the end of April and the peices of this puzzled called my life have dropped from the air and landed. I'm gathering those peices and putting them back together.As I'm putting together the items that are fitting into place I'm noticing something strange....The peices that have landed are NOT the same peices that were up in the air in the first place....

I can remember at one point looking sky ward and saying.... "Oh Heavenly Father, I'm not sure what to do anymore. I've done all I know to do, and I'm giving it up to you." And I sort of threw my hands in the air and went on about my business. Jan, Feb, March & April there have been some crazy stuff going on. I've been all too aware of that feeling of the peices in my life up in the air.
Well a couple of weeks ago the peices start falling. When things are up in the air sometimes the ONLY thing you can do is wait for the peices to fall and then start to put them back together.

So the peices are falling and I've begun putting them back together. These are defineately NOT the same peices that I put in the air.
My inital first recation was "oh great! I've got even more peices to put together than before."
But as I've been putting this puzzle back to gether, I've notice remnants of the old peices mixes with some new peices. The new peices are better. I LIKE THIS PUZZLE better than the one I threw up a few months ago.
it's as if God the father took my old puzzle, painted a new master design over the top of the old puzzle and sent it back to me. He painted for me a new scene to put together.

That's what he does for each of us. We take charge of our own lives and that's not a bad thing. But when what we want is opposite of what the Lord has designed for us, we try and force our puzzle piece into HIS master design and begin to build OUR masterpeice.
We forget he's the architect, the master planner with the master design. He knows where every nail print in our life belongs. He's givin us the tools to build. He's even provided for us a carpenter who not only is familiar with all the tools but knows the master plan as well. We go to the carpenter to guide us in building the masterpiece intended for us.

I think we are all somewhat guilty of trying to take over and redesign the Master's work. Ususally it's only when we look at the mess we've created that we realize.... " umm I prolly should have followed the master plan" yeah... we spend alot of time with a wrecking ball or a back hoe trying to dig out and fix out own OOOPPPS!

About this new puzzle! It's awesome and coming together quite nicely. I'm excited for the new "scene" placed before me and for those who will be by my side in building this new puzzle.

Don't ever be too afraid to let go of what you have and give it to The Master. Whatever mess we've made of our lives he can bless it.

"If God can make Penicillin outta mold, he can make something outta you!"


Kristin said...

Hey girl. Miss you in the ward. What's your main blog?

S'mee said...

I have missed you! I thought that you decided to stop blogging, so glad I checked back again, albeit LATE! Yikes! So now I am catching up and reading all what I have missed.

THIS post is fabulous! SO great, thanks!

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