How is it that we can be so blind to the simple obedience Jesus calls for? Our words can be so lofty and pious and express such commitment, but our follow-through can be so lacking! For some reason, according to Jesus, the more "religious" we are, the more we are prone to do this.
How can this happen? How do we allow these huge blind-spots to form in our lives?
I think it starts when our spiritual words become divorced from our hands-on, simple obedience. We say the right Sunday School answers, but have no real idea what to do next or, if we do know what to do, we have no intention of doing it. On top of this, we forget that life in Christ and obedience to Jesus' commands requires commitment and sacrifice. If we are unwilling to sacrifice we are never going to be willing to obey. There is always a cost involved with obedience. I also think we over-complicate things, whether by accident or on purpose. Most of what Jesus calls us to do requires little or no advanced planning, just a simple willingness to trust and obey. In that regard it would be better to act with the best of intentions and miss the mark sometimes than to wait around and not act at all.
What do you think? How have blind-spots formed in your life? What have you done or what do you need to do to move forward?