We as a people have a difficult battle to contend with on a daily basis. We have to determine what people come into our lives, what emotions to settle on, what about our lives do we want to change, as well as what our futures hold. Our vision toward our daily lives and what God wants of us must be positive and of hope. The bible shows us this in Matthew 6:22-23. We are told through the word of God that the lamp of the body is the eye. Our eyes can either be filled with darkness or with light. We have the choice to either think positively or negatively about our lives. As people, especially as Christians, we have to keep a positive faith and belief. I would go as far to say that faith is the ability to see the future instead of the present. Later in the same chapter, the bible says that you cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon is commonly interpreted as materialism, riches, prosperity, and other people. We cannot dare serve our materialistic desires, riches, prosperity and other people and expect to live godly lives. Allowing God to come into our lives makes the light slightly easier to focus on. Today’s world is filled with darkness and despair. Our media outlets promote negativity and materialism. We have to change the type of light that comes into our eyes. Your focus should be on a positive mindset and those lives of the ones upon which you have influence. For example, parents should want to be positive role models and examples for their children. We should want to have an impact on the world of a good report. So, for this cause, we should stay optimistic. So, be careful to ask yourself, what am I beholding?
What Do You Behold