Chameleons are one of the most interesting
creatures God ever created. Most recognized for their ability to change colors
depending on their surroundings, it’s amazing how they can go from deep green
when on leaves to mottled brown when they’re on limbs or on the ground.
But the most fascinating thing to me about chameleons is their eyes.
They can rotate and focus separately to observe two different objects
simultaneously; their eyes move independently from each other. They can focus on
two entirely different things at one time. This would probably be really helpful
if they were looking for food and watching for predators.
humankind to have eyes that focus together. For us to have to look in two
different directions would be hard, even chaotic. Our minds would continually
try to decide what we were going to concentrate on.
God speaks to my
heart. In order for us to focus on God we must keep our eyes on God. We cannot
afford to look in two different directions. But truth be told, often we do just
that. We look to the Lord for answers, but we are also looking at our problems,
our troubles, our hurts, our fears and more. We have divided eyesight, which
causes a divided heart. And a divided heart causes our faith to falter.
Have you been struggling with your vision? Have you tried to focus on
the truth and at the same time keep looking to the problem? Have you tried
walking in truth and yet you want to fix the problem yourself? Are you dizzy
from the chaos of a divided heart and mind? For that which you focus on is where
your heart and mind surely are. God’s Word says you will get through it, go
beyond it or grow in it. But your eyes keep straying to the problem at hand.
Oh beloved, do you hear God whispering His love songs into your ear? He
says to you this morning, beloved, look to Me. I AM the Lord. There is no other.
I AM with you in your circumstances and I AM here to take you out of the chaos
and mess and into My heart. In My heart there is peace in the midst of the
storm, water in the midst of the drought, and warmth in the midst of the cold
harsh realities of life. If you will put your eyes on Me, I will take you beyond
the mundane to the magnificent. I will show you My abundance for you in your
lack. I will give you My strength instead of your weakness.
Look to the
Lord, concentrate on Him, give every situation to Him. When you focus solely on
Him, not only do the problems get solved, you will experience His peace and joy.
God loves you, beloved, and He’s for you and that’s what really matters
every day of your life.
Psalm 123:1 I lift my eyes to You, O God,
enthroned in heaven.
Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to
the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So
our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us.
22:31 God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield
for all who look to Him for protection.
Jeremiah 32:27 I AM the Lord, the
God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for