The new year of 2015 is just around the corner, can you believe it? Every year we all make new years resolutions that we attempt to keep all year long. If you made a new years resolution that failed, do not worry because this year is your year to make a difference to your life. My new years resolution for this year is to fix my eyes away from what the world has to offer. Away from temptations, traps, lies, and other schemes of Satan. My new goal is to fix my eyes only to Jesus. It is so easy to loose our focus on Jesus. Our daily activities calls for our constant attention that makes us lose our focus to what is important. But we need to be aware that when we loose our focus on Jesus, that is when Satan takes the opportunity to steal, kill, and destroy us. John 10:10 says, “The thief only comes to steal and kill and destroy.”
Satan always works in ways to deceive our mind. He allows us to face temptations in believing that they are small and will not harm us. He wants us to believe that we can keep doing what we are doing because it is not important enough to hurt us. But watch out for the little traps in your life because the little traps lead to a deadly trap. Don’t lead yourself into a path of destruction, but rather a path that will take you to prosperity and life, which is a path that fixes on Jesus. Matthew 7:13 says, “You can enter God’s kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.” A life that focuses and follows Jesus is a narrow path, because it is not the easy path that many will take. It is hard to always fix our eyes onto Jesus, but when you do, your life will be filled with unspeakable joy and blessings. No one is perfect and we all fall into sin, but we just need to bounce right back up and walk that narrow path fixed onto Jesus. No one is perfect, but striving to be a perfect christian will never harm you.
Allow God to shine upon you so that you may see him clearly and focused everyday. Focus on Jesus 100% in everything you do. Don’t even give Satan a 1% chance to grab your attention away from God. Because Satan will take any opportunity, big or small to grab your attention and eventually destroy you. Avoid digging small holes of sin that will eventually turn larger and deep enough to consume you.Small sins build into larger sins and that is always Satan’s trick. To avoid falling for the small and large sins in our lives, we just need to fix our eyes on Jesus. How do we fix our eyes onto Jesus? By meditating the bible and praying daily during any free moment that we have. To focus and remember God in everything that we do. Satan is always trying to grab your attention away from God, so do not loose your sight on him.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what we see is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Let’s all make a goal to take our focus off from what is physically seen in this word, to the unseen glories of God. We may not see the physical rewards of following Jesus right away, but in his time you will reap his rewards. God’s blessings are more abundant than what this world has to offer. Only God can offer eternal blessings and life. Do not let this world distract you or give you a reason to reject the word of God and his truth. So remember, fix your eyes on Jesus everyday.