Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
How many times do we focus on ourselves? I am so stinking selfish! As I was reading this morning I realized that I let Satan creep into my life and my mind. Then I let myself take over my thoughts. Ya, I said myself. We give Satan too much credit sometimes. I catch myself saying that I need to have more faith, I need to have more joy, I need to be used by God more. But then I read this verse where it is not faith, not joy, not even being used by God that saves us. It is only the blood of Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who gives us joy, who uses us when He pleases.
I need to stop hoping and start praying. Only Christ can give us hope when we look to Him. When we look only at Jesus and focus on what He did for us then we will not fear nor allow ourselves to get inside our heads. What are you doing to constantly look at Christ?