Is God's Word a RoadMap or a Puzzle for Your Life?
A puzzle is a game for some .. a problem for others .. and for some, an oportunity to tests their ingenuity as a "would-be" solver of things. You see, in a puzzle, one is required to put the pieces together, in some logical way or manner - in order to arrive at the correct solution of the particular puzzle.
There are different "types of puzzles" .. for different ages... some mathematical .. some logistical .. and for some, even life itself is a puzzle. Solutions to puzzles often require the recognition of patterns .. maybe the creation in ones mind of a particular kind of order. It is said that persons with high levels of inductive reasoning and aptitude skills may be better at solving puzzles than others.
But puzzles based upon "inquiry" or "discovery" may be solved more easily by those with simple skills of deduction - and it is said that "deductive reasoning" improves with life's ups and downs, even common sense life practices and things we learned. REMEMBER THESE ... If A = B and B = C, then A = C? ... or All apples are fruits, all fruits grow on trees; therefore, all apples grow on trees.
Puzzles can be divided into categories - for example a maze is a type of tour puzzle .. Some other categories like construction puzzles, stick puzzles, tiling puzzles, transport puzzles, disentanglement puzzles, lock puzzles, folding puzzles, combination puzzles, and mechanical puzzles .. and today there are thousands of computer puzzle games and a great many puzzles based upon letters, words, and mathematics .. BOTOM LINE .. as a verb .. cause (someone) to feel confused because they cannot understand or make sense of something. ( past tense: puzzled; past participle: puzzled; gerund or present participle: puzzling ) ..
On the other hand .. A ROADMAP may be defined as - a plan or strategy intended to achieve a particular goal.
So the question here: .. is God's Word ( Scripture ) .. a RoadMap or a Puzzle? .. How Do You Think God Intended It?
If you were going to "craft" your own life's "roadmap" .. what keys and steps would you most likely come up with .. a List of Your Passions – a list of all the things you like and feel very strongly about? ... would you also Identify Your Values .. maybe in your mind or heart ( in the case for love ) .. would you set the situations – maybe try to determine what conditions should exist for you to feel you’re fulfilling "Your Values" .. and then maybe you would "Identify" what activities you should be doing to fulfill your Dreams, Goals and Values ... and what about some sort of "Visual Report Card" on yourself .. how would that be done?
So the question today is one that requires your thought .. honesty as you look into the mirror .. as you visualize and assess your current status in life ..
Then Ask .. What "action" do I need to take? .. What steps from here on out?