Wandering eyes, corrected

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
https://bible.com/bible/111/heb.12.2.NIV

13 Comments

  1. Hi Ali, There is NO question Jesus is 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.” but don’t forget what Jesus made possible: for the Father to send the Holy Spirit to be your counsellor, comforter, teacher. He is the one that produces the fruit in your life, He is the one that gives the gifts. In fact, the Holy Spirit in you is better than Jesus beside you. Don’t grieve Him and quench His work in your life by ignoring Him. Blessings, Ron

    1. Well said, Ron – thank you for your encouragement to me. I definitely need to be reminded that the Holy Spirit is my hope – my counsellor, comforter, and teacher and is in me, able to work powerfully through me. Thanks for the word today. God bless you.

  2. Thanks for this word Ali. There is a need to be reminded to focus on the right thing because the truth of the matter is, my attention does sway. I focus on the wrong things and because of that frustration comes.
    Great word Ali…

    Rolain

    1. Thanks Rolain, I’m glad it was a helpful reminder to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. May you keep relying on the peace and purpose that he offers to bring you in abundance. God bless.

  3. Amen-Amein Sweet Sister in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua GOD-Girl!! GOD BLESS!!

    Praise Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday, HE is KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, HE is the BEGINNING and the END!! Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

    GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I am Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-Christian and Jewish People who STAND with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America / Pro-Zionism / PRO-LIFE / PRO-LIFE!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💕💜 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua, because HE LOVED 💜💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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