We all have them. The saints in Laodicea had them. In Revelation 3:17 it says,
“Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need of nothing,’ and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked…”
They thought that everything was okay, when in reality it wasn’t. What about you? Do you have any blind spots? It can be so easy to have blind spots. I’ve been thinking more about this idea. Things we should be able to see so clearly, we can often miss.
It’s just like when we’re driving. How is it that we can miss a one ton car next to us? Blind spots!
I’m in the process of reading a book called, ‘Vital Lies, Simple Truths’ The Psychology Of Self-Deception. It’s written by Daniel Goldman. It’s going to be a great read. It may even be a scary book to read. I will let you know how it turns out.
There’s one kind of blind spot that I want you to think about for a moment. I’ve had this mindset so many times. Here it is…
“That will never happen to me.”
Have you ever thought this way? If we’re honest, I think we will admit that we think this way a lot. And yet, it’s so dangerous to think this way. We can deceive ourselves and think things like…
1. “I will never get out of shape. I can eat what I want and not worry about exercising.”
2. “I will never get into debt. And even if I do, I will pay it off quickly.”
3. “I have plenty of time to get right with God. I don’t need to take action right now.”
So how can we overcome these blind spots?
1. Recognize that you have blind spots.
2. Look for them and ask yourself questions like, “Am I telling myself a story? Am I deceiving myself with this kind of thought process?”
3. Have someone help you identify your blind spots. Jesus had to expose the blind spots the saints in Laodicea had. His word has the power to do the same for us and our hearts. Ask your spouse, friend, or whoever you’re close to if they see some things in your life that may need correction that you may be missing.
Doing these things may be painful at times. But they will be so much better than having a fatal LIFE CRASH and SPIRITUAL CRASH.
Maybe I missed something in this post. If so, help me with my blind spots!