An unguarded strength is a double weakness because we rarely guard our strengths because we think of them as good, not realizing that our abilities can entrap us, keeping us from relying on God. Let me illustrate my point with a counseling session with a mother and daughter. The child’s strength was her intellect, propelling her to do well in school. The unguardedness of her skills created a darkness in the child’s life that brought them to counseling. If we are not wise in stewarding our strengths, we can become blind, too.