Our Blind Spots
When you begin to learn how to drive one of the first things you are told is to “check your blind spots” before you change lanes. Blind spots are those areas behind you that your mirrors do not reveal. You can see clearly in the rear view and side mirrors but there is a spot that is not “covered” by the mirrors. If you move to the left to change lanes and there is a car in your blind spot you could have an accident. We all have “blind spots” in our lives as well. We have areas in our lives that we can’t see or sometimes we refuse to see. We don’t have “eyes to see”. In Revelation 3 John continues to record Jesus’ words to seven churches. He wraps it up with the letter to the church in Laodicea. This one is sort of “famous” because Jesus says that because this church is “lukewarm” He will vomit or “spew” (King James Version word that I really, really like) that church out of His mouth. Every preacher likes a little vomit story to tell!
Anyway, John records Jesus saying this: “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’; and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked…” The Laodicean church had blind spots. They thought they were one thing but in reality they were something else. I am thankful for these words of Jesus because they remind me to check my blind spots; to have others tell me what they might see in my life that I can’t see or refuse to see. Have you asked anyone to check your blind spots in life? Let’s face it, we all have them. It is better to have them identified, and hopefully work on getting ourselves into position where we have “eyes to see” those spots and change our behavior and or attitude….because that whole “spewing” thing doesn’t sound very good does it?