A Woman's Voice

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY ~ Connecting The Dots ~ August 18, 2011 by Dolores Ayotte

When you were a young child, did you ever do  “connect the dot” pictures in your activity/coloring book? I don’t know if they still have these around, but in those days, if we followed the numbers and connected the dots, we would see what the picture was and then we would color it in.

In life, I view God’s Plan as much the same. From my point of view, it’s similar to a bunch of dots which are in the processing of being connected so that His Divine Plan or picture will eventually be revealed to us as humankind. Over the last several weeks and months, I have connected with many fellow authors and have had the opportunity to feel very connected to these gifted people. One referred to this experience as a “God thing”, another referred to it as a “God connection”. It felt wonderful to connect with these people in the atmosphere of love, acceptance and cooperation.

I personally refer to it as connecting the dots to help further unveil what God has in store for us as we work together to make things happen toward achieving this goal. When these moments occur, I can tell you that it feels so right, like when we were children and we finished our picture. Although, once and awhile just like when we were young, we might connect the wrong dot in the picture, we may also connect the wrong dot in our dealings with people. At these times, it usually doesn’t look or feel right. Then we have to retrace our steps and erase where we went in order to get back on track. Does this ever happen to you?

At times, we can connect with a person whom at first blush appears to be a “dot” or a “God connection”.  After a while though, their behavior may change. Instead of working together for the common good, our relationship takes a negative turn. Often times, we seem to become competitors. They may start putting us down or taking from us what they require in order to succeed or further their own agenda all the while calling us their friend. In the great scheme of things, if and when, we are striving to do God’s Will here on earth, we are not competitors vying for some golden cup. The key is to help each other because the prize is the same for us all.  When we don’t positively or productively connect with people, we are not working toward the completion of God’s Big Picture. This is the common goal. I think the following quote sums it up pretty well. We need each other! Are you a “dot”?

“What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” ~ Cindie Thomas



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