I Heard God Say, “Pick up the Pieces.”

pick up the pieces“Pick Up the Pieces”

I was waiting on God for guidance in a situation I’ve struggled with for months. I saw a glimpse of things laying all over the floor of a room. Things were tossed everywhere. Some were in piles. I sensed these were things from God. I realized the pieces were a person’s life, maybe my own.

Many of the things that they needed and were looking for God had already given them.  But they had dropped them. They were laying here and there, lost in piles of clutter.

I heard the Lord  say, “Pick up the pieces.” He meant not only pick them up but sort them out and begin to put them together.

God Gives us Everything We Need for Life and to be Like Him

As we spend time with him, God gives us the bread (precious words – dreams, wisdom, encouragement, direction) that are our life.  We live on those words.  They sustain, direct and protect us.

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.  2 Peter 1: 3 (NLT)

Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. Exodus 16:4 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’  Matthew 4:4 (NIV)

Look at What You Have

I began to pick up the pieces God had already given me.  I thought about promises I had received.  I looked in my journal to see insight he had given me as I’ve tried to understand this situation and to figure out what to do about it.  I began to see a picture as I picked up the puzzle pieces.  I had dropped some precious promises and more than one dream.

Some of the things I had received didn’t make sense at the time, but they do now.  I also see patterns and a big picture that I discovered only by looking back and pulling together all of the pieces.  I am awed by God’s faithfulness and how he confirms things from so many experiences and different sources: scripture, words from him, the words of others and life experiences.

For weeks, I’ve been collecting and remembering and rejoicing!  I’ve journaled things I had forgotten – precious, important things.  I have been reminded that God, who created and controls time, makes promises that don’t expire.

I Believe God is inviting you to pick up the precious pieces he has given you too.

*Go back.

**Pick up the key scriptures God has given you – your life scriptures.

***Pick up the promises and words of encouragement God has given you.

****Is there a dream or a promise you’ve given up on?  Pick it up!

*****Think about the life lessons God has taught you.  You have more pieces than you think.

*****Now treasure them. Write them down. Put them together in a safe place.

******Work through them. Find out what they mean.  Then begin to walk them out with the Holy Spirit.

Begin to gather and sort what you have.  Sort, pray and walk, knowing you already have everything you need. 

Walk into your calling, your destiny – your legacy.

You are going to have a great day!

I have been so blessed by this.  I would love to hear how God is nudging you to reclaim your dreams, the promises he has given you, and your destiny.  Please leave a comment.

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About Dave Milford

I am a Christian life coach, writer and teacher.
I help people live lives of heart connection, heart transformation, and real influence.

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