“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT).
It’s Miracle Monday! Today is a monumental day for Bob and I as we pioneer and forge ahead to uncharted territory! After ministering to couples one-on-one for the last ten years, today is the first day of our first Love Married Life® 4-day Relationship Adventure (otherwise known as a Marriage Intensive). Nine couples will be together all week for up to twelve hours each day. They come from all over North America to invest in a fresh start, reconnect, identify blind spots and heal the dream God holds for them as a family.
Why is it important to know your blind spots?
Identifying your blind spots and understanding them heightens your level of self-awareness. The more you personally grow in becoming more and more like Jesus, the better your relationships will be, and the greater your alignment is to the person God created and designed you to be.
Blind spots aren’t necessarily negative traits or weaknesses, though they usually are. When you are oblivious to something, there is a high likelihood that:
1. You have never worked on it before, which leaves an opportunity for improvement.
2. It’s acting as an invisible boundary that limits your experience in your life.
When you uncover your blind spots and actively work on them, you start fulfilling your purpose in the Kingdom of God like never before. And stating the obvious, if you don’t uncover these blind spots, you will never be able to work on them, simply because you aren’t aware of their existence!
Last week, Robert (age 14) and I were driving home from his first orthodontist appointment. Driving fast on the freeway, I switched into the far right lane without noticing the car in my blind spot. It was probably the closest I have ever come to an accident on the freeway, and Robert and I were a little shaken. I was so thankful that the other driver had fast reflexes and by paying close attention, was able to brake for us to take the lane. I am grateful for angels that protect us, and I don’t take that for granted! After that experience, I will allow that “close-call” to make me more aware than ever of my blind spot.
Today is my day to be aware of possible blind spots that I have in my character, my behavior and my relationships. I choose to give the Holy Spirit an open door to show me! Instead of being insecure and scared of the truth, I am willing to face my blind spots. I’m thankful that I can divert damage in my relationships as I learn my blind spots. I’m thankful that God’s wisdom is my inheritance and His ways are higher than my ways, and His perspective is always full view without any blind spots.
Bob and I have a vision to help facilitate a Marriage Revolution for this generation. We ask you to pray for us today as we pioneer on this new adventure. And please pray for the couples that are courageously facing blind spots and taking back territory in their relationships! Your prayers mean the world to us. And we are praying for you every day!
Fighting for Families Together,