Fear, Busyness, and Blind Spots:
3 Tools the Enemy Uses to Keep Us in Bondage
Part 3 “BLIND SPOTS”
The last area we will look at is blind spots.
Blind spots are areas in my life in which I have been wounded and where I cannot see my character defects, sins, and unhealthy coping mechanisms. My life was filled with destructive choices all of which contributed to my woundedness and blind spots. Only God could show me these blind spots and help me to see what areas in my life I needed to work through and change.
In the past, a blind spot for me was being overly protective of my children. The sins of my youth helped create this blind spot; I didn’t want my children to suffer like I did. Furthermore, as a post abortion woman, being overprotective is a common fear. But God’s Word shined light in these dark areas that were hidden for so many years. This light set me free from my fears, helping me to trust Him to release my children into His capable hands and allow them to make their own choices.
Another area, I had a huge blind spot, was in my relationships with others, I did not see how I was allowing others to abuse me mentally and emotionally. I had no voice and I was fearful of rejection and abandonment which caused me to accept unacceptable behavior. I felt I must deserve this abuse as punishment from my past abortion and other sins, which was a lie from the devil. I hated myself and did not respect myself so how could I expect others to love and respect me? I allowed others to control and manipulate me because I put their opinions above God’s in my life.
My people pleasing was out of control and I could never say no, because I didn’t want to disappoint others. So, I ran around like an idiot, exhausted physically and emotionally drained and all along feeling very empty and unloved inside. Why was I doing these things? Oh yes, so others will see value in me and will love me. Well that never worked. The only one who ever saw value and worth in me was God. Over time God was removing the blindness and I started seeing my unhealthy thinking. As I was seeking Him more and the truth about my past, He started revealing things to me that I did not see before.
I am so thankful for the day when God filled me with His love so completely that I finally stopped looking for humans to approve of me or love me. I was content solely in my relationship with the Lord. He was the only one I needed. This perspective changed my world forever. I am so grateful for God showing me my blind spots so I could see the truth and be set free.
Ask God to show you what your blind spots are; will you allow Him to show you these areas so He can heal you?
What areas has God revealed to you that you were blinded to?
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of Your Law.”
John 8:31-32 “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you will be my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’”
In His love and service,