"Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." (1 Cor 10:12)
I was driving home on the highway. I flicked on the signal to go into the left lane. I made a quick glance at the side mirror and was ready to move over. All of sudden, a loud honk blasted. In a split second, a car zoomed by my left side. I swerved just in time. Whew! That was close! I had forgotten to check my blind spot!
On the journey of faith, we have our spiritual blind spots too. Safe drivers on the road have the common sense to check their blind spots because they know better than to trust their peripheral vision. Many car accidents are caused by unintentional negligence. Likewise, Christians may fail because they forget to check their spiritual blind spots.
What are the spiritual blind spots in life? We all have our different blind spots. It is easy to assume that we are doing fine with our faith. If we are heavily involved with church work, and stay in close fellowship with the brethren, we assume our spiritual level is stable. Our busy lifestyle may also distract us from God’s small voice. Sometimes, we are so blinded by issues in life that we don’t pay attention to God’s words anymore. Like many drivers who multi-task while on the road, our lives are occupied by too long of an agenda that we neglect the basic checkpoints of faith.
A quick glance before changing lanes is not safe enough. Similarly, we need to make it a point to scrutinize our faith by examining our daily life and be on the lookout for hidden sins and weaknesses. We should beware of what may become the hindrance of our spiritual growth. Humility, before God and man, is always important. In all things, turn to God, for His presence and protection is always with us, to protect us as we drive on this perilous road of faith.
"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation." (Mt 26:41a)