I am a firm believer that every one of us have a gift. We are all destined to do something in life that no one else could ever do. Even if we did our best to imitate somebody else’s gift we could never quite deliver like they do. Each one of us are uniquely created and strategically gifted and placed to do just one thing and do it like no one else could.
I recently read the story about an eighty-six year old man named Jack Harris. It took him more than five-hour a day for eight years to complete a 5 ft jigsaw puzzle of James Tissot’s painting “The Prodigal Son” – only to find out that there was a missing piece. He looked for that piece but it was nowhere to be found. See, the piece was accidentally thrown away and the thought of not completing the puzzle left Jack really sad. Fortunately, the manufacturer heard Jack’s story about the missing piece and graciously custom-made that piece for him to complete building the puzzle.
There is a song that only you could write, sing and perform because nobody else but you could. There is a book that only you could write, a job that no other person could do like you do. There is a soul that needs to hear the glad tidings of Jesus and God has uniquely positioned you to meet that person. There is a child that needs a home, a mother who could love and care like nobody else and God is waiting for you to make a move.
Until now, you have been the missing piece.
Fact is our world will never be a better place without the gift that The Lord has given you. You will be doing the world a disservice if you fail to fulfill your life’s call. You will be depriving someone of the smile, the laughter, and the joy that only you can bring, if you fail to step up and assume your God-given role.
Companies will fail, Churches will lose their focus, souls will burn in hell and nations will fall if you fail to speak, teach, lead, inspire, create, empower and share of all the good things your Heavenly Father has so blessed you with.
Until now, you have been the missing piece!
See, God is building something far greater than a 5000 piece puzzle. Can you imagine how sad it will be for him to look at his creative work and see that there is a missing piece? Can you imagine how sad it would be for Him to realize that what He started He will not be able to complete? God is making all things new and beautiful. He is mending broken lives. He is building a bridge over a world heading for the cliff. And He wants you to not only be on that bridge, but also to help him bring others with you.
God is a creative genius. He spoke and the worlds came into being. By one stoke of his hand he made galaxies. But there is something about the work of this creative genius – it will never be complete without you in it. You are that missing and necessary piece. No matter how beautiful the rest of the puzzle is, people will always ask – where is the missing piece?
Until now, you have been the missing piece, but that’s about to change:
You are the first responder
You are the teacher
You are the doctor/nurse
You are their smile
The taxi driver
You are that volunteer
A constant companion
You are the mail man
My Sunday school teacher
The barista at my favorite Starbucks
You are the piece that makes the world go round!
Makes the world a better place
You have now been discovered – go now and change the world!
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