It’s so easy to see someone else’s blind spot.
And sometimes when I do, my immediate reaction is grace and compassion.
But sometimes, it’s not. Sometimes it’s condemnation. It’s with a critical spirit. And then I’m reminded of my blind spot.
If you find yourself recognizing someone else’s blind spot and that condemning spirit rises up in you, the best thing to do is this…
Before you start having that internal dialogue with yourself where you criticize their choices, their motives, how they’ve got it all wrong…
Ask God to show you your blind spot.
Put yourself on equal playing field with them, because we all have blind spots. We all have areas in our lives that are falling short.
And there you will find humility and compassion for yourself that you can at the very least extend to them. There you will remind yourself of God’s grace and mercy extended to you and how desperately you need it. It’s there you’ll be so grateful that God’s conviction is wrapped in truth and love.
This simple action of asking God to show you your blind spot when you notice someone else’s will silence your condemnation as you remember your own foolishness.
This simple action of praying that God will reveal your own blind spots will spur you to start praying for the other person. Rooting for them. Wanting God’s best for them. Because you’ll remember what it was like when God shined his light on your blind spots. You’ll remind yourself that you’ve still got some. There are still areas in your life that are hiding out in the shadows clinging to the dark.
You’ll remember that none of us are sufficient enough to save ourselves.