Lesson Fifteen • Devotion #2: What Do You See?

I feel Satan is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. Satan has been using media, money, fear, and idolatry to creep into the souls of people changing their morals and inherently, making people question their existence altogether. Satan has been at work tempting people to sin and it has been devastating. One of the more common sins of the world is idolizing something other than God.  

In 2 Corinthians 10:7, we read, “Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we.” Breaking this down by sentence, the first statement is questioning, “What is before your eyes?” I know that I am not the only one who scrolls Facebook and finds himself watching dessert recipes or cats getting scared by cucumbers. I know that I am not alone when I fear a virus or wish to be wealthy beyond my means. Also, I certainly know that some people turn on the TV and wish to be famous and live a ritzy lifestyle. To be real, there are very real struggles and addictions to pornography. To be quite honest and frank, this is all garbage that can fill our hearts and minds. It teaches us to idolize those that are not God and it makes us blind to all of the blessings that the Lord has given us. It destroys marriages and splits families.  

The second sentence states that if you are confident that you are a believer, then remind yourself constantly that you are so. To make it easier on yourself, if you put yourself in God’s Word more often than you fill your eyes with other distractions, not only will you fix your eyes on God and receive the Living Word, you will also be constantly reminded of God’s love for you. It has the power to transform you in a way that transcends all understanding. He can break addictions and strongholds that weigh you down. He forgives and loves and takes away your sin so you can have everlasting life.  

Challenging yourself to be better is always a great idea. Challenging yourself to follow what God wants for you in your life is the greatest way you can honor His leadership. Challenge yourself to take away the distractions. Set a time to fast from technology. Shut off the computer, turn your phone off for the day, and find yourself in the Word. Idolize God for He is your creator. Find yourself learning and listening to what God has to speak into your life. Find yourself taking a step further in your walk with God. 

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