You are the driver in your life. You know yourself like no one else. The problem for many of us is how life loads on garbage that can cloud our judgment and cause us to ignore certain aspects of ourselves. We’d rather pretend they aren’t there. They’re called blind spots. We all, including myself, have blind spots. You know, the characteristics of ourselves that others can see and experience, but we can’t, or chose not to see?
· Bad Temper?
I love this quote: “We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” ~ The Talmud
Isn’t that the truth? How easy is it for us to see the faults in others while ignoring our own?
I believe we cannot experience true joy if we’re going about our daily lives hurting others or ourselves along the way. Why do we make poor choices or think only of our personal needs ignoring the needs of others around us?
On the other hand, how can we ever experience great joy, if we’re the victims? Are you the doormat where people in your life can walk all over and use anytime they want?
I’ve seen people on both sides of this coin and can honestly say that while on the outside, these people may appear happy, they are not joyful.
We cannot experience joy in life if we’re hurting other people or allowing ourselves to be hurt. This is not what God wants for us. He desires that we go to Him in prayer and ask for His help every day.
I begin my day asking God to guide me in a way that is pleasing to Him. I ask God to show me my blind spots that others may see but are invisible to me. The Lord gives me the clarity to see what needs to change in my heart and mind. He is with me every step of the way, and the joy that was missing returns to the full.
Are there any blind spots that you’ve noticed in your life? Your motivation and redirection of life can change with God’s help. God brings freedom, and His joy will change you in a powerful, miraculous way.
Goodbye blind spots. Hello, joy!
Psalm 16:9 (TPT)
My heart and soul explodes with joy – full of glory! Even my body will rest confident and secure.