Eyes up, Eyes out.

Sadly, a very large part of my life is spent thinking about myself and how situations affect me. I’m not a big #selfie fan (taking pictures of myself), but that doesn’t at all mean that I don’t take selfies in my heart and mind. Thinking things like, “wow! look what I did, that was really cool of me.” or “how in the world did I do that again?! I’m so stupid, and I’ll never learn.” or “if only they knew how much that hurt me and caused me to dwell on this for days and months.”  These kinds of thoughts that aren’t from or towards God, they’re from and towards and about…

When these selfie thoughts arise in my heart and mind, I think of a song that my husband and daughter Lenya made up:

“Ewey, yucky, sicky, grossy!”

When I come to my senses and realize my mind has been on me, I get so disgusted.

And then I think of how God sees me. He loves me. “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” (Psalm 103:8 ESV)

So, I remember how God thinks of me and how He loves me so endlessly, and I’m humbled and remember my thoughts need to always be upward and toward Heaven.

Here are some great verses that help me, and hopefully they’ll help you too as you seek to keep your eyes up and out.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from where comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2


“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of the throne of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:1-2


“Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.” Psalm 119:37

  • Amberly Tanzosh

    Thanks for sharing, Jennie. And thanks for those references! I am copying them down right now, because I too get caught up of taking selfies in my mind, the focus being on me, how things affect me, etc. this post was like someone holding a mirror up to my face…yuck. 😉