9 Bible Verses About Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus

9 Bible Verses About Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus

The world is full of never-ending distractions. We never run out of things to look at, and millions of things are competing for our attention every moment of every day. I’m sure you’ve heard about how people’s attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, but there have been distractions since the beginning of time.

Throughout the Bible, there are verses that remind us that we need to fix our eyes on God. What you focus on is so important. We can only focus on one thing at a time. If you’re focused on reading these words right now, everything else around you is out of focus. But if someone walked into the room you’re in, your focus might shift towards them and you’d stop reading.

It’s important to keep our focus on Jesus, but that can feel impossible since we can’t physically see Jesus, and there are a million other things happening, things we can see, hear, and feel.

Let these scriptures be a reminder to fix your eyes on Jesus and put the problems we’re experiencing out of focus.

Colossians 3:1

Scriptures about fixing our eyes on Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-3 is probably the most well-known verse about fixing our attention on Jesus:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

This verse encourages believers to focus on Jesus and what He has called us to do. God has a purpose and plan for our life, but we have free will to walk it out or not. God called Paul to preach the Gospel, but Paul could’ve said no. There were plenty of other careers and opportunities available. 

Because he chose to preach the Gospel, Paul endured all sorts of extreme hardships. It’s safe to say that any other job would’ve been a lot less stressful for Paul, but he was fixed on God’s calling.

We’re going to encounter physical and spiritual opposition. When we focus on Jesus, we can push through with perseverance and joy.

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1 AMPC
"The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me."
John 12:45 NIV
"And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about."
Philippians 4:8 TLB

If it feels exhausting to focus on Jesus and the good things He’s done for you, you’re not alone. We need to remind ourselves that fixing our eyes on Jesus is the best decision we can make, even if it feels difficult in the moment.

Psalm 141:8

Psalms about fixing our eyes on God

The Psalms are excellent to read if you want to learn more about interacting with God. Psalms are often songs about being in God’s presence, worshipping, and looking to God when we need help. The Psalms help us build a relationship with God and interact with Him. 

These Psalms are a great reminder of how we should focus on God every day.

"But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death."
Psalm 141:8 NIV
“My eyes are always on the Lord, for he will pull my feet out of the net."
Psalm 25:15 CSB

"I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me."
Psalm 101:3 NKJV
"Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions."
Psalm 119:18 NLT
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."
Psalm 16:8 NIV

When you intentionally set your focus on God, you will never be disappointed!

Here’s a worship song that I’ve been listening to recently called “Eyes Locked On The King”, all about keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.

eyes locked on the king – abbie gamboa

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