Look at the picture above
What do you see?
Looks quite obvious doesn't it
I bet you see a
Big Black Dot.
Well that is what the students all saw
when a professor had them do the same assignment
when he handed them a piece of white paper,
like the one above,
in the middle.
Dot, Dot, Dots
that follow after your
perfect beginning to your story, your
Once Upon A time there lived a little boy/girl named ___________
and then the
. . .
the chapters inyour life
filled with the
that are all a part of your story.~
the Chapter you just came out of
the Chapter you are living right now
the Chapter that you will be going into to..
the good dots
the not so good dots
the dots you want to remember
the dots you don't want to remember.
no matter how you look at them
they still dotted and are dotting your life.
So what do you do with the not so good dots
that you just can't stop thinking about
that you just can't stop worrying about
because that is all that you see~
they left a mark,
they left a message on your heart.
What is dotting your life right now?
Is a dot from the past
Is a dot in your present
Is a dot that hasn't happened yet?
Whatever the dot may be
it is there.
the students did not get an A on that assignment
because none of them saw what was really on the piece of paper~
that was so much bigger
than the black dot.
that makes the black dot so much smaller.
But aren't we like that
when all we see & focus on is
in the middle of our life.
I am not minimizing the pain of the dots in our life
because they are real,
impacting our lives in such sorrowful ways,
I also know that the more
I fix my eyes on
whether it is from the past, or in the present or one that I am worrying about in the future,
it consumes me and just gets
until there is no white space left to see~
when I look away from
and fix my eyes on
in my life
that is all around me
that is all around you~
that He tells me to fix my eyes on
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy...
think about such things. Philippians 4
Fixing my eyes
Fixing your eyes
the power of the
Big Black Dot
no longer consuming me
no longer consuming you
all we see.
And all that it takes
is for me
to shift our eyes
Put Me in His Story
Whatever _______________ (PUT your name)
has learned or received or heard from me,
or seen in me—
put it into practice.
And the God of peace will be with _____________. Philippians 4
Big Black Dot
will no longer
be so big because
. . .
in your life.
If you like, watch this video of the Black Dot Assignment