Monday, 31 August 2009

Look Up To Jesus

It took me a long time to understand the meaning of these words ...

Once I started going to church, I looked at everybody ... 

The assitants, pastors, members and even the wives of pastors.

Despite knowing that there is no one perfect, it seemed that even so, I wanted everyone to be perfect, because they were of God!

Then came the disappointments, it was a person who spoke something here, or another one there ...

My mother-in-law was someone who was always very patient with me and helped me a lot during my conversion. 

She always said ... "Always look up to Jesus, people will fail and disappoint you, but Jesus will never disappoint you!"

Folks, it's amazing how we tend to persist in that mistake, or is it just me?

The truth is that generally we look at other people and two things happen:

  • We admire and take as an example.

  • We look, do not like and put defects.

This is where the danger lies ...

If we admire, we want to be like that person and many times feeling inferior to them.

If we look and put defects, we are inevitably putting ourselves in the position to judge or even feel superior.

But what's wrong in admiring someone and have them as an example? 

You must be wondering ...

The answer is that there is no problem as long as we remember that nobody is perfect and that we should not compare ourselves ...

Something happened to me that I will never forget ...

I had been born of God, but had (and still have) many things in me that I wanted to change. 

There was this friend of mine whom I admired because many qualities that I wanted, she had ...

I always compared myself and felt inferior, because in everything I thought she was better ... More patient, calmer, more quiet, more reserved, and so on ...

Until one day I was shocked. She manifested with an evil spirit in the church!


If she had all the qualities, that seemed to be from God and manifested!

What about me?

It was not easy, it was a very difficult time for me.

The devil made a party in my mind. I found myself face to face with him and all sorts of accusations!

I overcame with an intelligent faith. 

I looked at the fruits in my life and moved on.

Only after this I could understand the true meaning of "Look to Jesus."

I look at him and I always see myself less, and so full of faults, but He never troubles me, always strengthens me!

How wonderful is that?!

How many were those who disappointed you?

How many were the problems in the church?

How many were the assistants, pastors and even bishops who fell in the faith and suddenly you felt lost?

And what about that person you admired so much and disappointed you?

I know it is inevitable that we look at people, but remember, first of all ...

Look up to Jesus, He is perfect and will never disappoint you or let you down!

Looking at him ...

"A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right, but will not come near you"


  1. This truly helped! God keep blessing you :-]

  2. Oh my God this helped me course I am in the same situation I look at all my freinds which are assistants with all of them are getting married to pastors some of them they are engaged to a promising relationships and mine just did not work out and I felt so ifirior thank God couse I can always look up to him

  3. Thanks so much for this word recently I have been going through the same thing. Like Ebony I have friends moving places and I have always felt like God is still using me and I shouldnt get anxious, but the devil comes to say "who your not as good as so and so and so on" thanks for the message because even though we know this we sometimes forget with all the comparisons. this blog as a blessing

  4. This is the most bigest problem I had to look at people, admire what they dress speak and make them my roll modle that cause disapointment in my life.

    I lean alot that Jesus is the only I have to look at because what ever I need He has it wisdom ,love,peace and any thing I disare in my life so we need to lean to depand on him alone.

    Hendrina -Namibia

  5. The Lord Jesus gave us a good example in everything He did, we observe it when we read the books of New Testament!!!
    A simple word that He said, and His attitude teaches us how we have to act.
    The Lord Jesus is a true example for us.
    Karla Cristina

  6. I remember the first time I read this post last year; I didn't understand it at all. Until recently, and the exact same thing happened to me. There was someone in the church whom I really admired and even aspired to be like. To my surprise, they had manifested in the church. Countless times I have looked at Pr's Wives, Assistants etc and literally copied their behaviours as I thought everything they did was right. Forgetting that no-one is perfect, I would look at them and copy like a parrot. Therefore, I never had a mind/faith of my own but of that of the Assistant etc. That's when I remembered this post, "Look to Jesus." I realised if I want to become better, I must look at perfection - Jesus. He has never messed up or made a mistake, therefore the only One we can only really look at if we want to change is Jesus, no-one else. This blog has helped me so much thanks. Sabrina, Hackney x

  7. This is a bless article; I love it. " Look up to Jesus, He is perfect and will never disappoint you or let you down! " Thank you very much, I appreciate your authorship, you make a clere difference through them. So direct and true, they reveal the nature of human beings and give us great a lesson of life: LOOK UP TO JESUS. Thank you so much Mrs Nanda, your articles help me so much: Love you:) God bless you abundantly:)

  8. This reminds me of a meeting we just had this week! : )

    We are so conditioned to look at others and compare ourselves or put on a pedestal someone who seems to have it all and forget that the only One who is perfect is Jesus. He truly is the only One we should fix our eyes upon...and it’s so true that although we will always be so far from perfection when up against Him, He always encourages and strengthens us to overcome ourselves to be more like Him - even in rebuke! There is none like Him, that's why He is the one our eyes should always be upon.


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