During the worship service at church this morning I felt the Lord speak to me “Eyes on Me! Eyes on Me! I will be your compass, eyes on Me!”
I saw somebody in the natural seeing an obstacle come into their way, and by trying to avoid that small obstacle, they unknowingly placed themselves into the path of a much larger problem. That’s when the Lord told me “You don’t see the whole picture but I do. Keep your eyes on Me and I will be your compass. No matter how dark it gets, I will always be there so take your eyes off the natural. Stop looking at the ground. You can’t see the way with your eyes on the ground. Eyes on Me! Eyes on Me! I will be your compass, eyes on Me!”
As I pondered this word all throughout the day it made me think of the trials we all face from time to time. Nobody likes to go through them and every now and then we manage to avoid them. At least we think we did but sooner or later a similar situation comes along and we realize that we still haven’t passed the test. But have you ever noticed how these tests seem to get harder each time we try to skip them?
It is difficult to see the way when you are all caught up in the middle of a storm. When there seems to be nothing but darkness no matter which way you turn it is easy to get discouraged and loose hope but God’s word promises us in Deuteronomy 31:6 that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
If you’re constantly looking at your obstacles instead of at Him, how can you see where God is trying to lead you? You may be wanting to go one way but the Lord is trying to show you another way, maybe even the complete opposite of where you were headed to.
Take your eyes off your problem and fix them on God. He will be your guide in the darkness. He will be your compass and help you navigate through the storm. And when He can’t lead you around a mountain, He will help you climb it so you can shout His praises from the mountain top!