Growing up in church, we use to sing this song. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.”
These are good words to live by. They will keep us from turning back to our old way of living, thinking and doing. Instead of falling prey to the worlds tactics, we’ll remain confident and steady.
Colossians 2:2-4 says this. “My goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of God’s secret plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I am telling you this so that no one will be able to deceive you with persuasive arguments.”
As a child of God, we’ve been promised forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and the hope of heaven. When our focus is on these things, then the trappings of this world seem to lose their power.
Often, when I’m tempted or I become weighed down by worry, I remember to that fear is “self-focused.” Therefore, I should turn my focus from myself toward God. Because a part from Him I can do nothing.
Some practical things we can do are…
- Keep your eyes on your final destination.
- Realize that worry shouldn’t be a part of a Believer’s vocabulary.
- Picture yourself as dead to sin and alive in Christ.
- Remember that your Redeemer will return for you.
If we allow these truths to occupy our thoughts, we’ll find it much easier to obey God and say no to temptations that drag us down.