You have people who look up to you for many reasons – What? Me, really? Yep you – haha. There are kids who see you as big, students who see you as cool, other adults who see you as someone who keeps going. No way – yes way – they see you whether you’re aware of it or not.
Big eyes are just that – big. The boss, the board room, the socially “important” people, the family leaders, the celebrities – they’re all big eyes. We see those eyes as important. We see their opinions as meaningful and in reality sometimes they are.
But here’s what matters . . .
- Have little eyes for yourself. Self-reflection is good – but give it a break sometimes. Don’t view yourself more highly or more often than you ought to. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment,” (Rom. 12:3 NIV)
- There are big eyes watching you . . . sometimes. Is it possible that those big eyes watch us less than we think? The “important” people care less about us than we want to admit. I’m not suggesting that we ignore these people’s view – just that we place priority on the little eyes. “Isn’t it the high and mighty who exploit you, who use the courts to rob you blind.” (James 2:5 MSG)
- If you focus on honoring the little eyes of people who look to you for help your life will have more impact. These little eyes will give you influence. They will mimic your life. You have the opportunity to live in front of them in a way that’s worth mimicking. “Set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Tim. 4:12 NIV)
- Focusing on little eyes makes us more like God. God focuses on those little eyes – enough said J. “[The LORD] crowns the humble in victory.” Psalm 149:4
These little eyes view you’re your actions, your words and your attitudes daily. They’re not looking for perfect, they are looking for purpose – do you live life on purpose? Do you follow through on commitments? Do you love people like someone who’s growing in their faith? Does God make a difference in your day? Focus on the little eyes today.