It Starts With Me Fixing My Eyes
There is so much to see in this world; so many things that draw our attention. Whether it is a YouTube video, a mountain, or your friends doing stupid stuff. There is no telling where our eyes will end up every day or at any moment.
Genesis 4:7 says, “Sin is crouching at the door, its desire is for you but you must rule over it.” At any moment the temptation to sin can pop out in front of you, whether you were just trying to look through Instagram or walk through the mall. For this reason we must be ready to guard our eyes from anything that does not declare Jesus as Lord of our lives.
It is not sin to unexpectedly see something that you know you shouldn’t have, but it is sin to keep looking. We must have eyes that are aware of the traps of the enemy; we must have bouncing eyes. When the enemy throws something in your direct line of vision, look away. Realize the enemy’s motives. He wants your life to be terrible. Do not let Satan’s lies rule your life, because the “pleasure” he is leading you to is sin which leads to death.
• In your journal, pray to Jesus and ask him to direct your eyes throughout your day.
• Write down the places and things that are drawing your eyes away from Jesus and make a plan on how to fix your eyes on him in those situations
When you have clear eyes, you will have a full heart and at that moment you can’t lose.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
– Matthew 6:22-23 KJV
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
– Genesis 4:7 KJV
Mark 9: 42 -50
– It Starts With Me