Knowing your spiritual blind spots is an essential part of Christianity.
[Steve Myers] Now, you may not recognize what this is because it’s a terrible drawing. But have you seen these new mirrors on cars that have what they call blind spot protection? The mirror on your car has a little light on it that when a car is passing you, that little light pops on and it blinks, at least most of them do. And so it’s warning you that something is here in your blind spot so that you don’t accidentally pull over. Or when you get near to something, those lights on those mirrors come on to help warn you of those different things.
Because, in a sense, we all have those areas of our life that we can’t see. Even though we’re right next to it, we’re oblivious to it. And, in a sense, we need a little help in order to see that blind spot. Spiritually speaking, God talks about this in Psalms 139:33 Psalms 139:33
American King James Version×. Notice what he says in…not 33, 23. Here’s a prayer to God that David gives. He says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me, know my anxieties, and see if there’s any wicked way in me.” (Psalms 139:23 Psalms 139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
American King James Version×)
In a sense, what is David saying here? He’s saying, “God I know I have blind spots, and I need your help to see them. I want to be more like you, but I need your help to do that very thing.” And you know what God has done? He gives us that help, and we need to recognize where that help comes from. In fact, all the way back in the book of Luke, Luke Chapter 4, we find an indication where our help comes from. In fact, in Luke 4:18 Luke 4:18The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
American King James Version×, Jesus Christ is talking about His mission. And as He describes his mission, He says, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind.”
Now, He goes on and mentions other things, but it’s interesting that David’s prayer ultimately is answered in Jesus Christ.
You see, we all have blind spots, and we need these spiritual blind spot revealers so that we can see our lives the way that God sees them so that we can begin to act on these, so we can pray about this. Pray like David. “God, help. Show me my blind spots. Thank you for revealing those blind spots and helping me to overcome those things that have held me back from being more like you.”
And so let’s do that very thing. Let’s thank God for his work in our lives in helping us to overcome those blind spots.
That’s BT Daily. We’ll see you next time.