Keep Your Eyes on Him
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2, 3 NKJV
Living in a day and time of COVID-19, the Coronavirus pandemic, can be unsettling in many ways. These perilous times can try your faith, distort your focus, and shake your courage. But you must not let plagues, pestilences, life’s troubles, and other distractions dampen your faith, blur your focus, or grip you with fear. You must continue to do God’s will, and in the end, you will triumph if you remain faithful, focused, and fearless. You need to stay present in the moment and keep your eyes on God. Just keep eyes on Him!
In scripture text above, we are told to set our mind on things above—not on the things of the earth—because we are dead in Christ (Gal. 2:20) and our life is hid and protected with Christ in God. What God is saying is that we are to focus on Him and not be moved by everything happening in the world. Focus is fixing your spiritual eyes, i.e., your mental sight. “Where there is no [mental sight], the people perish” (Prov. 29:18). To focus on God is not glancing at Him, His Word, or His promise in the times of trouble (Ps. 41:1; 59:16); it is time to gaze and not glance. When you gaze at God, you are focused on Him and maintaining a clear image of a vision of victory—coming out of this crisis on the other side.
Let us set our minds and spiritual eyes on God. Instead of seeing only the discouraging and mounting number of infections and deaths caused by this invisible enemy, let us look unto Jesus, our Lord (2 Cor. 4:18; Heb. 12:2). “Let [our] eyes look straight ahead, and let [our] eyelids look right before [us]” (Prov. 4:25). And, if you believe what you see by faith, stand on Isaiah 44:23, “Sing O heavens for the Lord has done it. Shout you lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing.” It’s time to focus on God; it’s time to sing; it’s time to shout! “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him (Isa 59:19). Just keep your eyes on Him!