“I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Eyes play a distinctive part of what gets our attention in life. What we find ourselves looking at makes its way into our mind and heart. David’s eyes are always on the Lord, which means David gave his attention to what God was seeing. His eyes became an instrument for the Lord, and David could always find the Lord at his right hand.
What gets our attention is a great indicator of where our eyes will land. The things of this earth grow even dimmer when we keep them on the Lord.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:1, 2
Keeping focused takes determination and a settling in the heart of what are our priorities and values. If we understand what they are, then anything that grabs our attention that does not fit with our values we can exclude. Sin has a way of catching our attention through the eyes, and when it happens the flesh screams. David knew how the eyes were affected by sin. Our eyes matter in all our relationships, because they are fine-tuned and focused. So be careful of looking through the peek holes of this world.
Today in the workplace:
What has your attention?