Sometimes contradictions seems to be all around us. Maybe you have even found yourself in the middle of one. Here are a few examples:
- A lawyer who has no will.
- A funeral home director who gives no thought about his own death and funeral.
- An agent who sells retirement plans but has no retirement plan for his own family.
- A medical doctor who constantly deals with the health issues of others but gets no exercise and is in poor physical shape.
- A counselor whose most significant relationships are a mess.
- A leader who only wants to maintain the status quo.
- A teacher who has stopped learning.
- A financial planner who mismanages his family’s money.
- A nutrition expert who eats only junk food.
- A minister who has no faith in God.
- A child of God who does not love others.
- A Christian who does not intentionally seek to follow Jesus daily.
One question I might ask myself is, “Are there contradictions in my life that are destroying my credibility?” Perhaps a blind spot that so many of us have in common is our failure to see the glaring contradictions in our lives.
Could it be that one of us has a contradiction that is so obvious that others cannot figure out how we could possibly miss it? What if you were to seriously address this in your own life?
Why are the contradictions in our lives so difficult at times to detect? Can you think of a time in your life when you saw a contradiction and intentionally took steps to address it?