Keep Your Eyes on Jesus
Knowing what to do in the midst of life’s challenges is essential for the Believer. In fact, we should be walking in the wisdom of God to such a point that other people come to us for answers when they don’t know what to do! This wisdom is not natural human wisdom, but the wisdom that only comes from God. It is wisdom that belongs to you when you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The Bible says that He has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. This means that if you subtract Jesus from the equation, you have none of these things. Jesus is the key to our victory, and we must keep our eyes on Him at all times. In doing so, we become more than mere men and women walking this earth; we become supernatural.
Everything Jesus did was for us. I want you to keep this at the forefront of your thinking as you go about your day. His birth, death, and resurrection were all part of God’s divine plan to bring us back into fellowship with Him and give us access to His power. Jesus is the answer to every problem you will have and every challenge you will face. Unfortunately, most people, when they find themselves in adverse circumstances, take their eyes off Jesus and start looking at other things. They even start looking at themselves and how they can get themselves out of whatever situation in which they find themselves. That is the way of self-effort; however, the only way to rise above circumstances and situations is by putting your focus on Jesus and keeping your focus there through the entire process. We must depend on Him for everything.
The account of Peter walking on the water is a great example of what you can accomplish when you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Matthew 14:25-31 says:
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come, And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
There are some key things to look at in this passage of Scripture. First we see that Jesus immediately identified Himself to the disciples in order to give them assurance that it was indeed Him walking on the water. God will always comfort us when we are afraid or uncertain that He is present. Peter was bold enough to step out on faith in order to walk on the water, even in the midst of the storm that was raging around him. As long as Peter kept his eyes on the Lord, he was able to do something that defied natural laws; he was walking in the supernatural, just like Jesus was! He was beholding what Jesus was doing and that enabled him to do the same.
Peter literally became what he was beholding. However, while he was walking in the supernatural, he began to look at the natural things that were taking place around him. I can imagine him seeing the waves rising higher and higher and feeling the winds increasing to phenomenal speeds. His physical senses began to take over the situation and all of a sudden he was no longer focused on Jesus. As a result, the Bible says he began to sink. Jesus immediately caught him and saved him from drowning.
How many times have we been in the midst of a storm and started out with our focus on Jesus but got distracted by what was going on around us? Everything the devil does in our lives is to get us to take our eyes off Jesus. Every bill, every irritation in your marriage, and every pain in your body is designed to prevent you from walking in the supernatural realm, which is where your deliverance, healing, and prosperity are obtained. It’s time to behold the Lamb of God and keep your eyes fixed on Him.
Being in a relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important part of your life. In Him is everything you will ever need to be successful and overcome the challenges you go through. You must remain established in the fact that He is within you, and because of that, you are empowered to get results. Keep your eyes focused on Him by meditating on the Word of God and declaring what God says in the face of adverse circumstances.
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— Creflo Dollar