HIS Tapestry

Tapestry

All my life I’ve heard it said:
God has a plan for your life”
I’ve spent most of my life wondering –

What it is…    How do I find it…    Who can tell me…
What if…   I get to Heaven and discover I missed it
I finally gave up the search for the plan
I started a search – For HIM

Now – I know. Now, I understand:

God has a plan for my life, but it’s not important for me
To know the plan. It’s VITALLY crucial that I know HIM

He takes all of me
The good, the best, the bad, the ugly, the “unforgivables”
The talents, the abilities, the giftedness, the sorrow, the pain, the heartaches

He weaves it together as only HE can do.
He sees the pattern, He know the plan
I see through a broken, smoky glass
He knows the end from the beginning

My ONLY part in the process is releasing control of the threads to HIM

But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.  Jeremiah 18:4 NIV

It’s not up to me to figure out what’s planned so I can follow it, fearing I’ll misstep.
I have come to recognize that He takes even the hardest, the most traumatic times,
even my mistakes and uses them to form me into what HE wants me to be

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. 

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

12 thoughts on “HIS Tapestry

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  3. T

    You are so right when you say, we do not need to know the plan we need to know him! I really like this post its one to print and keep in a place I can see it all the time as a reminder. Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing it with me.

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    1. jimdcat Post author

      ThkQ! Print’n keep in a special place!!!U’re the first one to say that. U’re so kind. I’m still amazed when my words touch the lives of others.

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  7. tiffanie

    We all fight to know the plan don’t we? We all want to be in control and know what is going on and what is going to happen.. God has been teaching me this lesson (again) that I need to let go and trust him… For his plans for me are for good…

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    1. jimdcat Post author

      Thx, Tiffanie. This may be the Major Lesson God has been teaching me for the past 5 years. HE can take EVERY thing and work it for good. Why do I keep un-remembering?

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    2. jimdcat Post author

      Hmmm, when I wrote that reply, I wrote “for ‘my’ good”. I then deleted “my”. What if my struggles are for someone else’s good?

      Ok, now maybe I’m just letting my codependency show through.

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      1. tiffanie

        Jim,
        I relate to your feeling.. I hope that my struggles not only help me grow, but that can serve as lesson to others

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