One of the things I have learned is that most people have a blind spot. You cannot see a blind spot. You need assistance. That's why cars have mirrors. It is to help a driver manage their blind spots.
Pride is one of the greatest contributors to blind spots. Lucifer (Satan) suffered from pride and it affected his vision too.
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart:
'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
This portion of scripture is called the five "I wills" of Lucifer. Pretty arrogant don't you think? It was that pride that spread through Satan's minions that blinded the ruler's of this world to the mystery of God in Christ's crucifixtion (1 Cor. 2:7-8). Otherwise they would have never crucified the Lord of glory.
The word pride comes from the Hebrew word gavah and means arrogance or majesty; by implication, excellency, haughtiness, highness, pride, proud or swelling. The problem with pride is that is can make a seeing "I" blind.
What is the common element found in the middle of pride and blind? It is "I."
The bible teaches us in Proverbs 29:23 and "A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit." 1 Peter 5:5 says "Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." NKJV
There are three things that can help you see a blind spot. People who love you enough to speak the truth (Eph. 4:15) and the Holy Spirit working through God's word (2 Cor. 3:18). The Holy Spirit acts like a mirror helping us see ourselves as we reflect upon God's word. The key to this working is transparency on our part. We have to come with unveiled face. That requires humility which is part of the dynamic of transparency.
But as we humble ourselves God will lift us up into more light so we can see more clearly. What we behold, we can become. But you cannot behold what you cannot see. I pray God impart an anointing to make blind "I's" see.
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth — Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." Bring out the blind people who have eyes, And the deaf who have ears. NKJV
And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind." Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains. NKJV
Why did their sin remain? It was because the religious Pharisees were to proud to repent where as the tax collectors and sinners humbled themselves, confessed their error, and repented. They saw, they heard, but they did not see and understand because of their pride. So the religious have "I's" that cannot see.
The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." NKJV
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