The last couple of blog posts have focused on how clear our spiritual eyesight is. Without a doubt, how we view our daily circumstances plays a huge role in whether we approach the day with courage or with fear. 
 

So—Jesus says, “The eye is the lamp of the body…” (Matthew 6:22ff). He says, “If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.” What about how we view ourselves? 

Fishing experts say that 90 percent of the fish are in 10 percent of the water. This same idea is helpful when we think about our efforts to share the gospel. We need to be hangin’ out where the “fish” are. In The Navigators we want to raise up people who are living and discipling among the those yet to know Christ.

Opportunities for discipleship can come when we're "just passing through." What if the most spiritually fruitful encounters we have depend on our own flexibility?

   What if Jesus hadn’t kept His eyes open to the opportunities around Him? We live in broken world that needs Jesus. Simple disciplemaking demands that we have our eyes open for opportunities to help people begin following Him.

King Jehoshaphat’s humbled spirit led him to further postures that allowed him to experience God’s deliverance. The end of verse 12 in 2 Chronicles 20 reveals posture #2: lifted eyes.

So often we struggle because we cannot get our eyes off our circumstances and onto God!

In spite of all the good with which God has enriched my life, I sometimes struggle to live in a way that reflects God’s lavish, extravagant spirit by passing His goodness along to others.

The last couple of blog posts have focused on where we can find courage. Without a doubt, how we view our daily circumstances plays a huge role in whether we approach the day with courage or with fear.

 
Of greatest importance in how we each view our circumstances is how we personally view God and ourselves (what we considered in the last two posts).

So—Jesus says, The eye is the lamp of the body…” (Matthew 6:22ff). He says, “If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.”

 
What about how we view ourselves? When your mind goes into neutral or when you find yourself under stress, what do you say about yourself under your breath? Do you say, “I’m such a loser!” or “I’m so stupid.” or “I’ll never amount to anything.”

In past posts I’ve mentioned Matthew 6 where Jesus speaks strongly about how important it is to “see” and how devastating it is when we don’t see clearly. “The eye is the lamp of the body…” (Matthew 6:22ff).

Without a doubt, if our “eyesight” is “poor” and our view of God is distorted, it impacts everything!