Check Your Blind Spots!
We can go through life on autopilot and miss blind spots. Many have lost sight of what they are doing and why they decided to do it in the first place. Blind spots can hinder us from seeing the truth about ourselves, others, and opportunities. Car accidents happen every day often times because people drive around on autopilot and fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes. What can we learn from these accidents? Don’t change lanes until you check your blind spots! It’s important for us to check our blind posts before merging into areas of opportunities and elevation that could cause a collision. Many of you have been presented with some great opportunities and feel pressure to change lanes without looking, seeking, or asking God. He can help you identify spiritual blind spots like stubbornness, self-deception, self-importance, interruptions, manipulation, pride, appetite, your plans, and disobedience. Your ability to discern if the open door is God’s will is crucial to staying the course of your assignment. Don’t rush the season of preparation. You don’t want to sleep walk into decisions to manifest desires, dreams, and visions. Allow God to grow you in wisdom, discernment, and obedience before you are elevated. Don’t neglect your responsibility to grow in knowledge and seek wisdom because ignoring this will cost you something. What’s the rush? God’s timing is perfect. Don’t let blind spots like wanting to be appointed or be in the limelight with everyone else to steer you into lanes that may cause you to collide because you are not ready. If God says don’t change lanes yet, stay in the current lane…take heed to the guidance and wait. Stay in the slow lane and allow God to prepare you with the slow cooker method. It will save you time, money, and peace by accepting and doing it the Lord’s way the first time. Remember God is your plug you don’t have to compromise or rush. Stay on God’s path!
Some steps to follow before you transition into new opportunities:
Pray: Before you accept a position or make any decisions, take some time to pray. Hearken your ear to the Lord. See, you always want to hear the voice of the Lord concerning the plans you have made or the opportunity you are being presented with. What is God’s will for you…stick to the plan! (Jeremiah 33:3)
Adjust the Vision as God Leads: Often times, God gives us a vision or glimpse but some of the details he downloads along the journey. Walk by faith not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Be Flexible: Don’t put limits on God to manifest the dreams and plans he gives you. Move as he leads you. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Listen: Listen and lean on Jesus to order your steps. Stay in a position of expectancy to hear from the Lord. (Psalm 119:133)
Ask: Ask the Lord for what you have need of. (Matthew 7:7)
Trust: Trust God (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Obey: Remain obedient. Remember obedience is better than sacrifice. God can see around the blind spots. Trust God! (1 Samuel 15:22)
Be Aware of Distractions: Keep your eyes in your own lane to avoid obstacles that come to get you off course….for some people this may be to bait you into comparison & competition. Discern when you are being tempted to pursue false assignments that others’ are being elevated too but are not your assignment. Stick to your assignment!
(Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21; James 4:7)