It is so important to look at ourselves the way God looks at us at all times. As our focus remains on Jesus, we do not get caught up in the lies of the enemy about us. The bible tells a story in Matthew 14:28-31 of a man named Peter whose focus was shifted a bit because of the circumstance he was going through. A great storm was coming his way and for just a moment, he doubted and focused on the storm. The instant he saw how big the storm was, he started drowning and cried out to the LORD.
The enemy waves so many things at our lives to cause us to be distracted. The moment we shift our gaze from Jesus and let the distraction minister to us, we falter and lose our footing.
Any distraction is created to shift attention away from the objective at hand. The moment we take the bait and pay attention to the distraction, we open up room for the enemy to steal our joy, hope and peace in God. The enemy cannot legally take what truly belongs to us but he can steal it away from us as we allow him.
Sometimes we let ourselves focus on how people see us and lose our uniqueness in the process. We strive to become so much like the others that our vision becomes blurred . We let their distorted images become our image and we begin to see ourselves in the same way the world does. Our focus on Jesus wipes away those distorted images and enables us to see ourselves through the eyes of our maker. We are beautiful and unique and so special to God. We all have different talents and callings but His love for us is the same.
How do we fulfill our calling in a society so unlike the Kingdom we have inherited from above? The answer is only through focusing on Jesus and on His love for us. We hold on to what we have been given and refuse to let lies and distraction have room in our lives. We live in Him and move in Him and have our being in Him at all times.