Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and our lives are similar. Once you have solved one part of the puzzle, you can move forward. In our lives, once you have done the will of God, you can move forward.
As long as you try to fit in a wrong piece, it will never fit correctly, and cause all kinds of problems.
You can force something that is not in God’s plan for you, but it will always be a problem, no matter how much you try to fix what doesn’t belong. The longer you force it, the longer you withhold your blessings.
Psalm 66:18 (KJV) – if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.
Jeremiah 5:25 (KJV) – your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.