Diamond, Hexagon, Star, trapezoid, circle, star, square , oval........
Do you ever feel like that popular toddler shape sorter toy where life tries to put you into a place where it is difficult to fit in ? My friend and I were having a fun chat of how this feels.
"I feel like a square peg trying to fit into a round circle."
"Not me, I am a triangle."
"You think thats bad? Try being a star,"
"Agh ! I'm being pulled apart. Just go ahead world, pick a part of me and try to shove it into the place you think I'll fit. Nope, that's not it. Try again. OUCH that hurts. Stop. Wait. Easy now. Look real hard. Study. Be sturdy. There. Perfect. I fit right where God wants me to be. Only there."
It seems like I let the world try to form me. There are times when I play the "fit- me -in" game and yet I don't belong there. Did I actually choose to be part of this game? I know this isn't blind mans bluff. My eyes are open.Where are the directions to this puzzle anyway? O.K. -there is is, in black and white. The finest instructions are written in red. The title in each step are all the same. BIBLE. It's life's application. The Owner's Manual. If I read how to play God will help me to apply the rules to play this life properly.
Help me Lord to listen to your instruction. Help me to only be shaped by Your hands. When I feel the push and shove, let me, Lord, ignore the pressure and give in only to Your ways. I belong only to you. Shape me to be Yours.
Psalm 139: 13-16
For You created my in most being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before I came to be.