As I’m sitting here healing from my surgery, I could not help wondering about my eyes and what I am seeing. What do I mean? Well, honestly I’ve been watching a lot of anime lately while resting up.
It got to the point where I was thinking, “you should pick up your Bible, spend some time with God. Ehh, one more episode, then I will.” Of course, it is never just one more episode. And before I knew it, it was 2 a.m. and I was tired and just went to bed. Never spending that time with God.
I have taken notice to this. The Holy Spirit convicted me about it, and now I can’t stop wondering about eyes. Our eyes are the doorways to temptation, sin, and inactivity.
What we lay our eyes on is what we can end up focusing on. Think about it. Eve in the garden saw the forbidden fruit, saw it was good for food, and now the door is open. She focused on that fruit. She started wanting it, she was desiring it. It looked good, and it would give her God’s wisdom. It is tempting. So, what does she do? Eats it.
Need another example? David and Bathsheba, in 2 Samuel 11. David saw Bathsheba bathing. The door is now open, his focus is on her. He wants her, he’s coveting her. She’s so tempting. What does he do? Sleeps with her, kills her husband, and marries her.
I turn on an anime show. My focus is now on it. I want to know what happens next. It’s so tempting to just keep watching. So what do I do? Play the next episode, putting the show before anything else.
See, what we choose to look at, the things we see, affects us. Whether for good or bad, it influences what we end up doing. We can be tempted. We can sin. We can become inactive in our walk with God. Or. We can love. We can share, serve, shine God’s light. All depending on what we look at and choose to focus on.
The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!Matthew 6:22-23