Published July 19, 2016
How many accidents have been caused by someone's "blind spot?"
The blind spot, in a highway context, is that area on the right side of the vehicle that the driver can't see. When he swings into the right lane, suddenly a car is there, seemingly out of nowhere.
I lost my peripheral vision in my right eye with my eye surgery a few years ago. Because I know I can't see well to my right, I am extremely careful when I drive. I look time after time to be sure I don't cause an accident changing lanes. Even in the office, someone can walk up beside me and I won't know they are there unless they make a noise. (Some people think it is funny to stand beside me and watch me jump when I finally realize they are there. Ha, ha.)
The good news is that I am aware that I have a blind spot. I know it and pay attention, so it really doesn't cause me problems.
But spiritually, people sometimes have blind spots, as well. They just don't see the danger of their actions. They don't see that the next step is a trap that leads into sin. All feels good. That can cause an emotional blind spot, where they depend on feelings and not on facts or truth.
Sometimes we look into a mirror and see things "darkly."1 We don't look at the actual situation. We don't see how close we are to something. We think the mirror's backward view is the real view.
How do we fix that spiritual blind spot? The Bible says we need to be careful, because when we think we stand, we sometimes fall.2 We need to be conscious of our imperfections. We need to be aware of our weaknesses. We need to understand that we need God to lead us and guide us and keep us on the right path We might be weak, but He is not.
When you are driving, be aware of the blind spot. It could save a life.
As you are living, be aware of spiritual blind spots. It could save a life one that will last for eternity.
1. See 1 Cor. 13:12
2. See 1 Cor. 10:12
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