Text: Jeremiah 1:11-12
The eyes are very important organs in the human body; though they have many parts, these all work together to produce clear vision.
In our text, the Lord asked Jeremiah a critical question “…What do you see? he replied, I see a branch from an almond tree. Then the Lord said, “That’s right…it means that I am watching and I will certainly carry out all my plans.” Jeremiah 1:11-12
From our text we understand that Just like the natural eyes, the eyes of our mind ultimately determine what we see and experience in our lives.
One of the primary objectives of the devil is to use circumstances and situations to blur the believer’s vision and distract him/her from seeking the Lord wholeheartedly; this will eventually prevent the individual from attaining God’s perfect plan and will for his/her life.
No wonder the Apostle Paul wrote these words in Ephesians 1:18 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know the hope of His calling and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints”
Have you ever pondered on the reason why Peter denied Jesus though he witnessed incredible miracles performed by the Lord?
Judas sat at the table with Jesus and the other eleven disciples, together they ate the last supper but he ended up betraying his master. Why? Both men just did not get it!
Luke 19: 41-42 tells us that Jesus wept as He looked over the city of Jerusalem because the people did not know Him as their promised Messiah and as a result, they missed the day of their visitation.
Believers, we may have been distracted or even derailed by our adversary from seeking and following the Lord but it is time to get back on track!
Proverbs 37:4 read “Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
As we refocus, we are also telling the devil to give back all that he has stolen from us in the name of Jesus because we now get it!