CHANGING THE SPOTLIGHTS
Matthew 7:3 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?
Why should I lift the covers of my weaknesses to the world? Why should I announce for all and sundry that there is a log in my eye? How would they see me now? As inadequate? As handicapped? Won’t I be at a disadvantage across multiple areas? In fact, why would I have gun in my hand and end up shooting my own foot?
I listed a set of seemingly random questions and thought processes, but these form part of the cascade of thoughts that run through our minds when we clearly know of a weakness or an area of our lives that requires improving.
We often opt for an alternative by redirecting the spotlight to the weaknesses of others: “As long I can point the world to your weakness and emphasise the limitations you rather possess, whatever my weaknesses are will remain out of the spotlight”.
With this mindset, we crack on and leave those areas unattended to. The danger is those deficits we strive so hard to hide, often show up when we least expect them and we will then be compelled to address them. Improvement can only began when we acknowledge a need for it, because only then does it create a sense of dissatisfaction and urgency to respond appropriately.
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