Don’t Be The Missing Piece In The Divine Puzzle

Eventually all the pieces fall into place.  Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason – Unknown

I have several bags of puzzles at home. At some point they must have had a box or pictures of the puzzles, but somewhere along the way that part got lost.

So, I have these puzzles with no idea of what they are supposed to look like. I put one together, starting with the borders and then just gradually tackling one inside piece at a time. The day finally came when the last piece was inserted, and I could see the entire picture – Niagara Falls with both of the cities on the American and Canadian side showing.

Life is like that puzzle. I could tell that I had water of some sort based on the pieces, but was it a lake, the ocean, or a river?  I wasn’t sure.

I could tell that I had some sort of buildings, some landscape etc… Every day I would spend some time just working on one of the corners, trying every single piece that seemed to have the right shape or color to it.

Life isn’t about finding pieces of a puzzle.  It’s about creating and putting those exceptional pieces together – Unknown

Years ago, I saw a movie called “Man of the House” with Farah Fawcett. She had this wall sculpture on a big board that she was putting together with pieces of driftwood, sea glass, shells, etc…  Periodically she would find something and put it on the board.  One day she finds what she deems to be the last piece, and declares it is complete.

It was like a puzzle, because each thing she put onto the board was something that she was drawn to.  Life is like that.  There are things that come into our life that just call to us.  We don’t know where they fit, or why they should be there, but listening to our intuition we put them on the board and create our very own puzzle.

You have these unique gifts and talents to share as part of the divine puzzle. These are things that come naturally to you. That you just do with what seems like little effort.

I can see patterns in how people talk and act. The missing puzzle pieces in their lives seem to call out to me to notice them.  I have some talent in writing. I can do things very fast because of the patterns that I see.

You have your own unique gifts that you bring to this giant jigsaw puzzle.

You may find pieces to life’s puzzle in many places, but it is within you where the picture becomes clear – Unknown

You tend to discount your gifts; you want to fit in and not be a unique part of the puzzle. If you have or are around children, you will hear this “But everyone is going; or doing something”.  They want to be like “everyone else”.  Wear the same clothes; do the same things.

The fear of risk is involved when you go for your own transformation.  That’s what has you wanting instead to blend in. What you have is the opportunity, to blend the fear of standing out, with the realization that you are a part of the divine plan. It is about seeing yourself differently in relation to the world. How your differences are what makes the whole picture complete.

The greatest gift that we have is of our own self transformation. Embrace whatever challenge is currently happening in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

Have you ever had an almost completed puzzle get scattered all over the floor?  Maybe a small child or your cat decided to have a little fun at your expense?  All your hard work destroyed, and you have to put it all back together again.

Or maybe you got to the last few pieces and discovered that the last piece was missing?  You tear the room apart looking for it.

Did you ever notice that the word challenge contains the word change (CHAlleNGE)?  When we are challenged in life; when our puzzle is missing the last piece or has been scattered across the floor, life is asking us to change in some way. Unwrap yourself and go beyond your current form. Rise to the challenge and change!

A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals – Dexter Yager

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.