Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor is not in vain. –1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
My car has a blind spot. The back right pillar blocks my vision when looking back to make a sharp right turn. An entire car can be blocked out of view. It’s dangerous; but because I know it’s there, I take precautions to avoid an accident.
We all have blind spots. There are things in our personalities and our behavior that everyone sees but us. It’s as if we are wearing blinders when it comes to our own faults, because we certainly don’t have any trouble seeing others’ weaknesses.
How courageous are we? Do we have the courage to ask God to reveal our blind spots to us? Not for condemnation or guilt, but for change. If we know that they’re there, we can take precautions to avoid repeating hurtful behaviors in the future. By recognizing, exposing, and facing those blind spots, we can break old patterns that keep us defeated. If the same old things keep happening, maybe it’s time for a new approach. Blind spots can be dangerous, but they don’t have to be fatal. Maybe today is a good day to overcome our blind spots; let’s embrace change.
- Have the courage to ask the Lord to reveal your blinds spots to you.
- When God does reveal your blind spots, take action to change for the better.