Saturday, April 17, 2010

Keep On Rolling

See my new tire? Yes, we had to get two new tires on my '95 van last month. They're all nice and shiny and even my postman asked if I got "new shoes" on the car.

Is it just me, or am I the only one who notices that tiny red dot on the wheel? The other one has a dot too. I don't think hubbie noticed them, either.

What is it there for? Is it like the tags on pillows that say, "do not remove under penalty of law?" Will my tires deflate if I pull it off? Why do I notice the red dot more than my wonderful new tires? It doesn't affect how they roll, or their function on the car, but it still bugs me.

"Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart." Psalm 44:21

How many times do I see a small fault about someone who is doing their job well, but something just bugs me about him/her? And why do I want everyone else to see that "dot" on them? Then God reveals my dotted heart and soul, and with His grace and mercy, He forgives.

Do you ever have this problem?

Roll on, my soul and let God take care of the dots.

Photo: karenevans


Natasha said...

You really have hit on something here Karen. I guess we highlight the dots to make ourselves look better but in the process we probably look even worse. I agree that we need to look past the red dots in our lives!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Diane said...

Good comparison. I always seem to see the speck in my friend's eye and not the log in my own... :O)

Parsley said...

Good analogy. You should really write a quickie devotional book!

Auntie Cake said...

I don't know how you continue to come up with all these great analogies! And I totally didn't notice the red dot, and I always notice things like that!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Great, now I am compelled to run out to the garage and scrutinize our tires! Thanks a lot, Karen! (huge smile)

I do notice other's dots. I am also very aware of my own dots. Perhaps I need to quit dot inspecting altogether, and just enjoy life. Thanks for reminding me.

Laura said...

"Then God reveals my dotted heart." I like that!

Great post, Karen.

And I agree with with Parsley said above!

Karen said...

Natasha, you're so right. Noticing the dots on others means, I'm "dot-free," right. NOT.

Diane, don't they say we usually see in others the traits we don't like in ourselves? Yes, you are right.

Parsley and Laura, that has been suggested before by my friends for the next writing conference. (of whom Laura is one.) Might just take a shot next year with it.

Kate, you see-most don't see that annoying dot. Oh dear. :P

Jeanette, oh, unless you have new tires, yours are probably dot-free. Yes, I don't know "who died and left me to be the dot inspector." LOL....

Janean said...

yes. sometimes i do...then the Holy Spirit gently corrects or i do something stupid and He brings my *dot-finding* to mind. ye-ah, He's faithful like that. PTL

Kathy C. said...

Okay, now you have to find out why the dot is on the tire and let us all know!

Jean Wise said...

wow Karen, I never noticed the dot and now can't take my eyes from it. great post and so true!

Karen said...

Janean, I'm glad He's always faithful, yeah!

Cathy, I believe the dots were to show the new tires when they rotated them before putting the new ones on. I think....

Jeanie, I know, isn't that crazy, once you see it?

Libbie said...

Oh my....GUILTY!!! Lately I have been fighting it more than ever :) I do need to keep this in mind & I like how you see it! Right on!

Oh & I think I still need to get your address if you don't mind emailing it to me. I want to make sure you get those journals :) Forgive me if you already sent your address~ I totally could have missed it :)

Thanks Karen!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Karen,
Just popped in to wish you a great week!

Dave said...

A simple but interesting little blog Karen. I suggest that the red dot may be just a manufacturers mark? - Dave

Janna Qualman said...

I didn't notice the red dot until you mentioned it, because I was more focused on your words than the photo.

Still, day-to-day, I'm detail-oriented like that. And this is so true. How often do we break things down, when we should be looking at the bigger picture?

Karen, you're always so sweet and supportive over on my blog. Thank you. *hugs*

Emily Ann Benedict said...

I don't know why some of us seem to be programed to see the "dot" before the shiny new tire. :?
I know in some cases it's good, because we catch those little details that really do need to be handled, but on the other hand we have to learn to over-looking a lot.

Thanks for the reminder. :)

Karen said...

Libbie, thanks so much. I just now emailed you. You are such a sweetie!

Kate, thanks so much-hope your week is a good one, too! :)

Dave, I'm not sure, but it looks like a sticker. But it was fun using it for this post.

Janna, thank you for the sweet words, I love your blog!

Emily, isn't it crazy how we are each programmed differently? God knew we couldn't stand each other if we were all the same. :P