Legos, Lincoln Logs, and Life

My son had a neighborhood friend over today.  They played for hours in my son’s bedroom.  After his friend went home, I looked at the wall to wall mess on the floor. Lincoln Logs, Bionicles and Legos stretched all around the room.

“We really need to clean this up” I commented.

“No, Mom, we can’t.  Stephen and I are going to continue the awesomeness tomorrow.”



What I saw:  mess and disarray

What he saw: potential for tomorrow

My son’s comment made me think of the times in our lives when we are guilty of looking at our circumstances and only seeing the mess on the floor in front of us.   Nothing seems to make sense.  Nothing appears to be in place.  We stand among the disorder and say to God, “Don’t you think it’s time You come in and tidy things up a bit. Put it all back together, God.”

He responds, “Child, I know it looks like a mess.  I know you can’t see it now. But, I’m working on something important.  I see potential in this mess.  Wait for it.  The awesomeness continues tomorrow.”

Sometimes, it’s a matter of perspective.

Linking up with Jen from Finding Heaven. and Shanda from A Pause on the Path.

19 thoughts on “Legos, Lincoln Logs, and Life

  1. Kris

    You couldn’t have known how BADLY I needed to read this today, God certainly did though. Thank you, truly, I am holding on to this image today. Bless you, friend.

  2. Jen

    “The awesomeness continues tomorrow.” What an amazing perspective. I love how God used this and how you shared it with us.

    I also get the wanting it to be cleaned up now!! 🙂

  3. Jenifer

    As a mom of two boys, I totally understand the mess. Not only is it a mess of little pieces but they hurt so bad to step on! lol.

    I love this outlook. What we see as a mess, God sees as potential. Great encouragement Eileen!

  4. Kandi


    I think you spoke to a lot of people today with this post, you certainly spoke to me, God’s most beautiful creations are born from our beautiful messes.

    Blessings to you Eileen,

    1. Eileen Post author

      Loved how you summed it up Kandi! “God’s most beautiful creations are born from our beautiful messes.” YES!


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