What are your eyes focused on today?
If I’m honest, my eyes are drifting to a lot of places and people other than Jesus.
I’m distracted by both perceived and real-life expectations of me.
I’m drawn into worries about the future, and whether or not I will be provided for.
I’m anxious about falling short, missing the mark, failing completely at juggling all the tasks I’ve set myself…
I’m conscious of all the ways I’m trying to do life in my own strength, yet can’t seem to release my hands from the watertight grip they have on every.little.detail.
I can’t seem to be able to unclench my fist, relax my fingers, and let God take over.
But as I write this, and recognise the futility in my self-absorbed thinking, I see that in Christ I can.
I can let go.
I can hand all of the things over to him.
I can open wide my hands in surrender to the one who is actually in control.
I can do it because he is with me, prompting me to release what isn’t mine to govern. Not completely anyway.
With him and in him, I can.
“…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 NIV