Mr. Pinhead Needs Grace Too

I sometimes suffer from something similar to split personality.   At least, that’s what I call it.  Let me set the scene for you…

I’m driving to work and listening to my radio or CD.  I often have  the radio station turned to one of the local Christian stations.  Alone in my car, I sing and worship.  Just me, my travel mug coffee and God.  I’m happy.   You can tell I’m happy because I’m joyfully singing songs about love.  The lyrics go something like this.

God loves me, God loves you, God loves all of  us.  Oh, how I love grace...(Aren’t you glad I’m not a song writer?  But you get the idea.)

And then it happens, Mr. Pinhead comes on the scene.  Yesterday, Mr. Pinhead and I were stopped at a red light together.  I was in the right lane….(did you notice the word “right”).  He was in the left lane.  The light turns green.  I take off.  Mr. Pinhead takes off too.  And suddenly, just like cats often have this strong, immediate desire to go from the kitchen to the living room, Mr. Pinhead moves over into my lane.   There was no one behind him.  There was no need for him to do this.  He just decided he wanted to be right in front of me.  But here’s the problem, I wasn’t done accelerating.  I hadn’t  yet reached my preferred cruising altitude.

God loves me, God loves you, God loves all of us.  Oh, how I love grace…What the heck?!

I wish I could say I made the grace-filled decision.  But, I didn’t.  I instantly decided that I could act like a cat too.  I darted into the left lane, accelerated quickly, reached my preferred cruising altitude and moved back over in front of Mr. Pinhead and continued on my journey.

God loves me, God loves you, God loves all of us.  Oh, how I love grace…

Anybody else see a problem with this picture, besides the fact that one of the characters is referred to as Mr. Pinhead?    The Lord used this episode to convict me yesterday.  Grace is just  a word I sing about if I don’t learn to live it out in my daily life.  Sure, I can sing about God’s love and His grace…but that doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t change the way I react to the people I encounter along the way.

Next time, I hope to extend grace.  Because pinheads need grace too.  And, unfortunately, next time, I might be the pinhead needing some grace.

Linking up with Tracy today over at Winsome Wednesday.









15 thoughts on “Mr. Pinhead Needs Grace Too

  1. Kandi

    Dear Eileen,

    I would actually be able to leave a comment of substance…if I weren’t laughing so hard.

    This is great!!

    Blessings to you Eileen.

  2. arny

    “Grace is just a word I sing about if I don’t learn to live it out in my daily life.”

    There it is Eileen…There it is…

    so good!

  3. Suzanne

    This is me, not necessarily when driving but in many other areas — mostly with my mouth. With one breath I’m praising and another I’m tearing down. I love your new website!

  4. Phil D. Malmstrom

    Ah yes… The “Pinhead Effect”. Lord knows I’ve been guilty of this more than once Eileen, as have we all I expect. The really cool part about this episode though, is that you were open enough to be convicted by the experience… God spankings can be painful, but we gain something with each one we receive.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Jenifer

    Oh Eileen, this brought a smile to my face! I have been there too friend. Those little things can drive me nuts. But yes, ever Mr Pinhead needs grace. Excellent post!!

    1. Eileen Post author

      It’s amazing how I (we) often tend to be more willing to extend grace on the “big” things and get so hung up on these little things

  6. Lisa

    “And, unfortunately, next time, I might be the pinhead needing some grace.” Oh, this is so good, Eileen! Thanks for the smile and encouragement to extend the same grace we have freely received. Many blessings, my sweet friend!

  7. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – I have the same driving tendencies as you! Alas, I too, when in a certain ‘frame of mind’ can assert my car shall we say, sigh! Like Kandi and Jenifer, I am chuckling. Really though, great post. Next time, I too will try to remember grace extended. 🙂 Thank you too, for linking up with me today. I’m so glad
    God bless

    1. Eileen Post author

      You’re welcome, Tracy! Haven’t been able to read other posts today, it was a long day at work. I plan on getting to some of the linkups tomorrow!

  8. Allison

    Haaahaaahaaa! Too much…I must confess, I’ve probably been a Mr. Pinhead more than once…but thank You Father for your grace folks haven’t run me over yet 🙂


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