Feeling easily distracted? Ever seen Disney Pixar’s movie Up?  Doug, the talking good dog, speaks exactly what is on his mind.  Watch this little clip:

This week’s Women of Faith devotional by Sheila Walsh is about fixing your eyes on Jesus.   Sheila discusses that she understands that phrase to mean that we should follow His example. The question this week is

How do you practice “fixing your eyes on Jesus?”

So do you find yourself starting your day with the Lord, but all the sudden:

Squirrel!

Someone is driving poorly in front of you.

Squirrel!

Your kid forgot their lunch.

Squirrel!

That conference call didn’t work out as planned.

As 21st century Christians, I believe that we have more distractions from our faith than ever before. So how do we fix our eyes on Jesus? When our daily focus is on His plan for that day, asking Him to order our steps,and staying in close communication with Him throughout the day….then that is what I believe to be the first step in fixing our eyes on Him.

Secondly, when the “squirrel” presents itself, we address it. We take it to our Heavenly Father as Sheila suggested, recognizing that He is in control and gave that “squirrel” to us as an opportunity to be used of Him.

“And the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” -Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, H. Lemmel
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