We all have areas of our lives in which we don’t realize we are being inconsistent. We live in a Christian culture in the U.S where we affirm the basic doctrines of God’s Word, but often fail to allow those doctrines to extend their reach into every part of our lives.
For instance, we trust God when He tells us things like “your bodies are members of Christ” (1 Corinthians 6:15a) and “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1), but to what extent do we apply that? Sure, we rail against tobacco, overconsumption of alcohol, and the like, but do we read the nutrition labels on the foods that we fuel our bodies with? The people making this stuff are not your friends. Do we make time in our daily life to exercise and prepare for the things life throws at us? See this post in regards to this. This one too. Do we give a second thought to anything that happens leading up to the food going into our grocery carts?
Jesus said in Matthew 7:3-5 “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’ s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” He was talking about judging others, which is something we often do as a result of our own “blind spots”. Back to the illustration earlier, some of us may be quick to correct a fellow believer who is dipping or smoking cigarettes, but not even think to say something to the friend who overeats every time we go out or who has no regard for what she eats. The problem with this is that the biblical reasons to refrain from doing both of these things are based on the same Scripture passages. We have allowed what is acceptable in our cultures to blind us and prevent us from letting God’s Word touch every part of our lives.
This is a fitness blog, so this is the example that I went with. But this can apply to so many other areas of our lives. I am positive that I have several of them left.Be prayerful and ask the Lord if you have any blind spots and to help you with them. He will always be there. Be relentless.