Looking with Our Own Eyes

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“Look at the land with your own eyes, since you are not going to cross this Jordan.” Deut 3:27

We can often look at ourselves or our children through the lenses of others.   I’ve got them. You’ve got them. We’ve all got them….people in our lives who have something to say about the way we are doing something or perhaps how we are parenting.

At times we are influenced by the insights and opinions of others…and they can be well-meaning, well-intended and significant people who have wisdom and perspective worth considering. We also need to temper those opinions with what God is showing us as He did with Moses when He had him go to the top of Pisgah and look down at the Promised Land. We need to look at our lives with OUR own eyes and not completely depend on the sight of others.  God may only show us a glimpse, the whole picture or something in between, but when we walk by His side, He WILL show us as we go, what He wants us to see.


  1. Oh, I LOVE this! “Look with your own eyes, moms!” It’s so easy to get sidetracked by what others say about your mothering…


    • Thanks for stopping by, Laura! Sidetracked is a great word for how we often lose focus and needlessly give attention to what others are saying. Hopefully, our focus can remain on the Lord!

  2. Oh I love this Linda!!!!! I need this reminder daily… thank you for this powerful post. I am so often swayed by other’s eyes and don’t trust and have faith that I know what’s best. Thank you for this crucial reminder…

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