Fixing our eyes

DEVOTIONAL: fixing our eyes

We must fix our eyes on Jesus.

“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

When we fix our eyes on Jesus we won’t be tossed around.

“to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Ephesians 4:12-15

We get tossed back and forth when we believe lies about ourselves, others and most importantly God.

We must have the right view of God. He shows us who we are giving us rest in our souls.

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,”

Romans 12:3-4

“Look to the creator and not to the calling. The calling can hinder your walk with the creator by instilling pride to be somewhere and someone you currently aren’t.”

When we think to highly of ourselves we become judge mental of others, pride comes up, or even the feeling of condemnation. When we think to lowly of ourselves we get into pitty parties, low self esteem, insecure or judgmental of ourselves.

We must rest in who God says we are. Fixing our eyes on Him and NOT OURSELVES, NOT OTHERS. Our confidence comes from Christ and Christ alone. Not anything we can do or say.

“The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”

Isaiah 32:17-18

Questions:

Where are my eyes? Do I feel like I am easily tossed by those around me, my circumstances or my emotions? Where do I find my confidence? Do I tend to think to highly or to lowly of myself? Lord what do you want to reveal?

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