When kids are not paying attention in class and they are being disruptive, some teachers tell them, “Eyes on me.” By saying that they are getting the kids’ attention and they are helping them refocused. Sometimes kids have side conversations and they are distracted. “Eyes on me” brings them back to where they should be. This makes me think of what the Lord is telling us all the time. He is saying, “Eyes on Me” when life gets in the way and we can’t focus on Him. He is saying, “Eyes on Me” when we get too distracted to remember that He is God and that He has our back. When we lose our focus on Jesus and we panic, He is saying, “Eyes on Me.” When we have side conversations and all we can think about is what we see, He is saying, “Eyes on Me.” Our side conversations can be expressions of doubt, complaints, gossiping or anything that is not pleasant to God. Can you think of some side conversations that you have on a daily basis? I can think of a few in my life. I am working on stopping them before they happen. I don’t want to speak doubt or complain. Those conversations don’t help me spiritually. They don’t serve me and they don’t help me grow. I want to keep my eyes on Jesus and not pay attention to the turmoil around me. We can’t avoid seeing what is going on in our lives but we should keep our eyes on the One who can change our lives.
Today I want to encourage you to listen to the Lord who is telling you, “Eyes on Me.” The Bible invites us to walk by faith and not by sight. Our sight is powerful. It connects us to the world and we makes sense of what is going on through our sight. God wants us to have a different approach. He tells us to apprehend the world through our faith. He wants us to use our faith in order to see the world. Our eyes of faith should be bigger than our physical eyes. Our eyes should see Jesus as being stronger and better than what the world presents to us. In this world we will have trials and tribulations and we can see their effects on our lives. However, Jesus has conquered the world. We ought to see the effects He has on our world more than the havoc the enemy is wreaking in our lives. Jesus is the filter through which we should see everything. When bills are piling up, our eyes should be on Jesus who can move any mountains including the mountains of debt. He said that our faith can do anything. Our faith in Him can move any mountains. Let’s keep our eyes on Him and activate the mountain moving power that we were given. Faith is the power that defeats all problems. Jesus is the author of our faith. Let’s keep our eyes on the author because He can rewrite any bad stories life deals us.
Walking by faith and not by sight is not trusting our senses more than our God. You could replace sight by hearing for instance. Don’t walk by what you hear but walk by faith. Many times fear and doubt come from what we hear. We hear some bad news. We hear that the economy is bad. We hear that many people are sick. What we hear can be powerfully disturbing. No matter what we hear, our eyes should still be on Jesus. No matter what we hear, we should give priority to the Word of faith. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. Let’s not have faith in the horror stories of the world. Let’s tune them out and let’s stay tuned on the Word of God. Daily Bible reading and studying is important. What God says in His Word is gold. We should value His gold more than the silver of the world. Friend, I understand that things might be looking bad for you right now but I guarantee you that if you keep your eyes on Jesus, things will start looking better. Continue to turn to Him. Look at what He did in His Word. He can still do it today in your life and more. Walk by faith in Jesus and not by the sights of the world. Your faith in Jesus can conquer any trials and tribulations in your life. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Matthew 17:20; Mark 11:23; 2 Corinthians 5:7