Do you fit in in church?


dropping out of church

Photo credit: http://authordebbieyoung.com/2014/01/22/why-doing-a-jigsaw-puzzle-is-a-bit-like-writing-a-book/ (I don’t own the rights to this image, and I’m not making any money on it.)

A jigsaw puzzle piece decided he didn’t want to hang out with his brothers. He wanted to go off and discover his destiny elsewhere. Things were too rigid in the jigsaw puzzle. He wanted freedom. He knew that in the world he would make a huge splash and he didn’t need his fellow pieces.

And so, the beautiful picture had a glaring omission. Fellowship was broken, and God’s anointing, which flows where there is unity, was blocked. And the puzzle piece never was beautiful anywhere else.

God designed you for a purpose. You may have other dreams that can draw you away. You are most beautiful where God has placed you. Don’t drop out of church.

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17 responses to “Do you fit in in church?

  1. Great analogy and a great post. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. “Bloom where you are planted,” comes to mind 🙂

  3. Powerful. I hope anyone thinking about dropping church sees this!

  4. I don’t think I know you but this was a beautiful illustration.

  5. If we let God hold our hand and lead us we are certain to be where he wants us to be.However often we hold Gods hand and drag him to where we want to be. Its usually not where our purpose is. Learn to let him lead us.

  6. This is very powerful. More of His blessings to you!!

  7. I like this line: “You are most beautiful where God has placed you.” I just listened to sermon about this on Lifechurch.tv called Embrace Your Place (part of the In His House sermon series).

  8. I believe in God, but I don’t like church. I have a more spiritual belief.

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