Beware Those Blind Spots!

Mar 27, 2012

She drove down the road thinking about her busy day at school. And even though the radio was playing her favorite song, she never heard it. No, instead she was replaying an incident that happened with her first graders that afternoon.

As she approached the intersect her thoughts turned to the words of the parent who had appeared early to pick up her child.

“A divorce,” she sighed. “She will be devastated when she hears about it.” She thought of the frail little girl.

She hurriedly glanced in the direction of the on-coming traffic and seeing there was room drove forward.

Suddenly she heard the sound of a blaring horn, put on her brakes and looked back just as another car pass her. An angry driver melted her with that ‘look’.

How foolish of me, she muttered to herself trying to calm her now shaking body.

I looked.

I really looked but…

    I didn’t see.

We’ve all been there one time or another.

Blind spots are part of being human.

It is all too easy to look but not see what actually exists.

Over the years I have learned not to trust that first look. No, I glance twice just to be sure.

But there are potential blind spots in other areas of our lives.

It pays to ask ourselves from time to time “Could something be there that I am missing?”

“What am I not seeing?”

To pray, “Lord, open my eyes and help me to see.”

Yes, let’s beware those blind spots.

A blind spots prevents you from seeing what is actually there. Then based on that faulty knowledge we make decisions that lead to actions.

Yes, we all have them from time to time.

So what can you do? Consider the following steps:

  1. Stay close to the Lord of all wisdom through prayer and reading of the Word.
  2. Stay accountable to a few trusted people who know you and are willing to mention any blind spot they might see in your life.
  3. Allow the awareness of blind spots to spur you on to reflect on your own life.

Could it be there is something you are not seeing that you need to?

Join me today in giving some thought to blind spots and let’s move toward clearer vision in the days ahead.


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