Getting our eyes off Jesus

Give it one or two weeks of losing our focus on Jesus, and then we will drift off course into a land filled with deceit and lies from the enemy. He knows that a little drifting away, a little compromise, is all it takes to set the hook. Once the hook is set, Satan begins the long hard road of reeling you into a land that you would have wished that you would have never visited. At first he doesn’t show you upfront all the pain and suffering. He sugar coats it so it is enticing and tastes good. It also looks good at first. It was the same in the garden, and it’s no different now. He’s just a little smarter.

Satan knows that the world has all the attraction that one needs to turn away from God. A little dose here and there is how it starts. Given enough time, we would be shocked at how far we had come down the road that leads to never never land.

If Satan offered Jesus in the hour of temptation, the kingdoms of the world, what makes us think that we would not be offered the world? Don’t think for one minute, that he won’t offer us the world and all that goes with it. It has always been the downfall of many and it will always be so.

Other gods and idols creep into our hearts at a moments notice. It can be so subtle. One inch backwards times 12 days equals 1 foot backwards in a week. One foot times 52 weeks equals 52 feet in one year. When we have gone that far, it would take some kind of vision enhancement for us to see Jesus again. God is able, but it won’t be without cost and it won’t be easy. When we have gone astray, the road back can be long and difficult. But once repentance has been granted, the grace follows.

Sin has it’s consequences. Our actions have consequences. When you know that you are drifting into the world and your focus is no longer what it was once was, it is best to drop to your knees sooner than later. The longer we go down the road of disobedience, the more God pours out his love to try and win us back. It is important to note that His love works and operates in ways that are not always easy to experience or understand.

A lot of times his love comes in the form of a big wake up call. I hear the yells, “Why me?” “Why did this have to happen to me?” We must remember that He sees all of eternity. To Him, what’s a shake up in your life if you turn back to Him? Nothing in the scope of things.

So if you have gotten off track with God, it’s not too late to turn and repent. It takes real repentance for forgiveness to work.

…”let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;”

May God bless the hearers.

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4 Responses to “Getting our eyes off Jesus”

  1. Jerald Says:

    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

  2. Prodigal Knot Says:

    Wonderful lesson about a wonderful Savior who only asks us to acknowledge our sin and turn back to Him. Thanks!

  3. rjperalta Says:

    Jerald,
    Amen bro. good scripture.
    Thanks

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Prodigal Knot,
    Yes bro. it’s simple if those who have strayed would only acknowledge Him and turn.
    Thanks

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