Rubber tires are constructed of synthetic rubber, fabric cord, steel wire and cords, along with miscellaneous elements layered upon a drum. This circle of combined elements is placed within a curator to cure the rubber, steel, and cords. The chemicals used in the curator help to make all of the elements flexible and fused cohesively for usage. The tread is set and out of the curator emerges a tire ready for use. Upon its finishing, this tire is marked for use. And the tire can be proven reliable when the rubber meets the road.
Visiting a lesson on how a tire is made can inspire one to think of what we are made of. Things that are organic to us and things that were experienced by us messes with learning, trials and triumphs. These moments regardless of material has formed us into something of use. What is important is that we are able to identify where we belong and what we do! The person making the tire knows what the purpose is for the tire, what vehicle it belongs on and what it is to do.
We can discover such details through our relationship with God, experiences, and study of God’s work. Trying to figure out where we belong is not what a tire does, it it rolls, it endures shocks and bumps, and it moves a vehicle to its destination. We must be flexible to do the same thing. Know what we’re made of, endure the making process and ready ourselves for use. Are you ready for your rubber to meet the road? Read Ephesians 2:10 in any version and pray for understanding of who you are, what you are to do, when you are to do it, and how you are to do it.
When a car needs to stop, the tire does not jump off the car yelling, :Give me notice next time?!” Or “I don’t even like this job, reassign me to another purpose!” The tire is readied for meeting the road knowing that the road is how the tire is proven efficient and reliable; “…let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16 NLT).”
The road awaits your arrival!