Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Wandering Eyes"

"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14

In order to win the race a runner has to keep his eyes on the finish line. In order to hit the bull's eye the marksman has to keep his eyes on the target. In order to stay out of the ditch while driving you have to keep your eyes on the road. In order to cut a straight board a carpenter has to keep his eyes on the mark he has measured. In order to catch a fish you have to keep your eyes on the line and cork. It's the same in our walk with the Lord, in order to attain the prize we have to keep our eyes on the prize- our prize is the Lord Himself.

I caution you this morning to keep your eyes on Him. It is so easy to be distracted and look in another direction. There are so many things that vie for our attention. There are so many things that scream at us, "Look over here!". This life is full of cares that distract from that which is truly important. The temporary things demand our attention trying to cause us to stop looking at the eternal things.

We tend to go in the direction that we are looking- naturally and spiritually. So take note of where you are looking. Are you keeping your eyes on Jesus? Or are they wandering in other directions? Are they wandering off of the prize that is set before you? If so, turn your attention back upon the Lord, refocus your view and reposition your eyes. You can't reach it if you aren't looking at it.

Have a great day. Keep your eyes upon the Lord, don't let them wander.

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