Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 15, 2021

Exposing Blind Spots

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:4 (ESV)

A road trip would be utterly boring unless something crazy happened right?  Seems like there is always a story just waiting to be told. Have to be admit – I usually have no shortage of events especially when traveling.  A recent road trip definitely scored high.  My friend and I were leaving the sunny state of Florida and had been on the road a mere 30 minutes when crazy happened.  You got it – as we zoomed down I-95, I glanced over at my right view mirror so I could switch lanes.  The wind was ripping and my mirror was dancing and in just a few moments, the glass on my mirror took flight landing on the highway behind us into hundreds of shattered pieces.

Now the craziness of the moment shocked us, but it wasn’t long before the reality settled in. How would I maneuver switching lanes and weaving in and out of traffic if I didn’t use my mirror to avoid blind spots?  Nothing like a great friend who instantly became my eyes and my navigator.  Every time, I moved lanes, she turned around and verified the coast was clear.   A momentary crisis solved.

Isn’t that exactly how God designed us to be  – godly friends who aren’t intimidated by crazy. Friends who stay through the rough spots.  Friends who open our eyes to truth and guide us along a journey which draws us closer to God. Best part is when friends aren’t intimidated by us and speak deep words of wisdom.  Removing the blind spots, helping us see possibilities, and avoid pitfalls lurking around the corner.  Couldn’t even begin to tell you how many momentary crises they’ve helped me solve. The perfect word spoken at the right moment drawing us back to the heart of God.

So sweet friend who is helping you see beyond and around those blind spots?  Tunnel vision never serves us well.  When we desire a specific outcome, we can easily convince ourselves to move in the direction of that desire.  Zeroed in on the perceived perfect outcome, we fail to objectively see the whole picture. We need to view all the angles before we make decisions, before we move into the next lane. We don’t need someone who will simply feed our ego and tell us what we want to hear.  We all need someone who will point us back to God’s truth – the counsel of a godly friend is priceless.

“Father,  we desperately need Your help in navigating through life – thank You for the gift of godly friends who remind us of your truth and help expose blind spots.  Help us to lean into Your wisdom and welcome the godly counsel of those You place in our life.”


For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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