God Sees the Big Picture

“For My thoughts are not your thought, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
– Isaiah 55:8-9

Many people enjoy puzzles and all kinds of board games. I am not one of those people; I prefer reading a book. However, my family is crazy about games, even building puzzles now and then. They love jigsaw puzzles. In the process of putting the puzzle together, one of the most important components is not the building itself, but rather the picture of the puzzle on the box that needs to be followed. It is the picture on the box that provides the perspective and the vision of what the end product should look like when finished. It provides a visual landscape that helps to determine where an individual piece belongs and how the numerous small pieces fit together. The picture on the box allows you to see the big picture.

In life, God is the only One who can see the big picture. He has a clear perspective on all things. He knows exactly what is happening in every corner of the world. He is aware of every person’s next thought, decision, and action. He knows what will happen next in every person’s life, and what the effect of that event will be. He determines the next step and takes the initiative to draw His children and the lost people to Himself. God’s sovereignty operates in conjunction with our responsibility; when we change our perspective to His perspective, it helps us understand, adjust our lives, and respond to Him.

We must understand that God sees the big picture of our lives. He is therefore actively involved in the events and activities of our lives, and continuously at work. Secondly, God is continually directing circumstances, people, activities, and moving the hearts of people to work out His plan and purpose (Romans 8:28-30). We usually spend our time and life utterly unaware of that truth, and many don’t realize it. However, it is when we look back at our lives that we can see how this truth has unfolded in our lives.

The good news is that God is (John 5:19), working out His plan and that we get to be part of it. He does not wait until we are perfect before using us to carry out His plan. What is God currently doing in your life? How is He using you to work in the lives of those around you?

Prayer: Father, thank you that You see the big picture and that You know how everything in my life fits into Your bigger plan. Amen