Several years ago when I was first filled with the Holy Spirit, an increasing desire to know the destiny and purpose for my life began to grow within me. I became desperate to understand what God had in store for my life, but only found myself frustrated. When I looked at my life, I imagined in my mind countless puzzle pieces floating in mid-air. I couldn’t imagine how these random pieces could ever come together to craft a picture for my life.
One day a friend encouraged me to attend a small women’s retreat which forever changed my life! It was an amazing time and as the end of the day drew near, the woman of God came to me, reached her hand out to mine and spoke these words: “You see your life as puzzle pieces that don’t fit together. Jesus wants you to know that as you begin to see Him for who He is, you will then see how beautiful you truly are. Then, He will make a beautiful mosaic of your life.”
So often it is easy to look at our lives and judge ourselves based on what we consider to be successes or failures. Without even realizing it, we sometimes set up imaginary mile markers in our lives that determine how much we have or have not accomplished. These are false perceptions that must have the light of God’s truth shone upon them! When allowing God to create a beautiful mosaic of your life, remember these things:
No experience in your life is wasted
A mosaic is defined as, “a picture or other design constructed from smaller pieces.” It can be created from many different types of material, such as glass or stone.
Romans 8:28 (NKJV) says: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Also, Joseph said to his brothers: “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened” (Genesis 50:20 GNT).
God can use any experience you encounter to create a beautiful mosaic for your life. We all go through difficult and painful periods that could be labeled as “failure.” Whatever your experience, whether it be showered in victory or defeat, know that God is completely able to take the material of your life and artistically fashion the pieces together to design cohesive splendor for your future.
You are on a journey
One of the most critical factors to create a beautiful mosaic is the artist himself. The artist must exhibit an extraordinary amount of skill, understanding in great detail where each piece should be placed.
God tells Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV).
Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) also tells us: “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Your destiny and purpose is no mystery to God. In fact, He placed you here on this earth for a specific reason and He is committed to creating beauty out of your life. So take the pressure off yourself, and rest as He does the work. Before you know it, God will have completed His piece of art, a beautiful and personal life mosaic hand-crafted just for you!
Book recommendation: Rising to Royalty: The Journey to Your True Identity, by Michele A. Towers
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