Fixed Sight

Hebrews 12: 2

Fixing our eyes on Jesus . . ..

Where you look is where you will go. If, when driving a car, you look at the line on the right hand side of the road, you will tend to move your car in that direction. The same is true of life. Whatever you fix your eyes upon will be where you go.

This is a big secret to living in peace and even power. Well, it isn’t really a secret but you would think it is. We don’t talk about it nearly as much as we should. In truth, most of the time, our focus is on ourselves. If you listen to how often we use the pronoun “I” you get a pretty good idea of our mindset. Conversation is about my work, and my problems, and my projects and my . . .. It is unending.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus means that our worlds begin to revolve around him instead of our own lives. When confronted with a question we ask what Jesus says about it instead of what I think about it. Even our dreams, goals and ambitions become a matter of inquiry instead of a prayer begging God to make things the way we want them. Being with Jesus and being pleasing to him becomes a priority. There are so many ways we can integrate our lives into his being so that we become fixated on who he is and what he has accomplished. He is our source, he is the living word and he is our redeemer. The more we meditate on these things the more we will be drawn to him.