Shine His Light on Your Blind Spot
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
─ 1 John 1:5–8 ESV
Dayna slowed down, turned on her blinker and pulled onto the shoulder, coming to a stop. Her hands felt like they were glued to the steering wheel. Shaking, she put her car in park, pulled the emergency brake and turned on her hazards. She exhaled slowly, realizing she had been holding her breath, panicking after just about hitting another car.
She prayed, trying to calm down. Lord, thank you for protecting me. Because they were in my blind spot, I never saw that other car as I started to switch lanes. Thank you for showing me just in time.
Our verse today in The Passion Translation says, “God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in him. If we claim that we share life with him, but keep walking in the realm of darkness, we’re fooling ourselves and not living the truth. But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin.”
You must constantly be aware of things lurking outside your field of vision that could knock you off course. Your blind spot could be almost anything:
- Ignoring the wise advice of a spouse or trusted colleague.
- Frittering away time on social networking sites.
- Transferring work stress to your family in the form of anger and criticism.
Just knowing the nature of your blind spot isn’t enough. In your car, it doesn’t matter how experienced or skilled a driver you are, you will end up wrecked if you don’t continually check your surroundings to keep from missing that car that might get in your blind spot.
Allow this Scripture to encourage you to walk in the truth and allow His light to shine, revealing all your blind spots.
Today’s One Thing
Write your biggest blind spot at the top of your to-do list or in some place where you’ll be reminded of it regularly.