TAKE YOUR EYES AWAY FROM YOURSELF
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
“Looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith [. . .]” Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
The intention of the enemy in these last days is to get you to look at yourself. And when you look at yourself, you are bound to be discouraged because you will see weakness. Psalm 39:5 declares: “[. . .] verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity”(KJV). So what should you do? Focus on God. He rightly said: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22, KJV).
The enemy is pressurizing the entire world in order to shift your focus unto yourself. But child of God, I have come to encourage you today to take your eyes off yourself and look unto your Maker. He will not fail you.
If you let the devil influence you, he will show you why you should not serve God. He will say, “If God loves you, why has He not answered your prayer? God loves you but you cannot pay your bills. If it is true that he blesses, why are you not married?” His intention, child of God, is to derail you, to pull you away from God’s presence and ensure you don’t sit under the word. And once he succeeds, he will have you under his control.
As long as you sit under the word of God, even if the devil beats you to the ground, you will bounce back. When you hear the scent of the water (the word), you will sprout again. You will spring a surprise regardless of what the devil brings against you.
It is important, therefore, that you take your eyes away from yourself. Focus on Him! Let Him show you that He is able to do all things. He who started a good work in you will complete it. You will never be an abandoned project. I have checked His resume: “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25, KJV). He will come through for you. What God has packaged will make a mess of what the devil has done. You are the next in line for a testimony.
Further reading: Psalms 40; 121 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Deuteronomy 32-34, Evening-Mark 15:26-47