“Eyes On Me”

Posted on September 4, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

I’m going to be blunt right off the bat. I’m about to be very transparent with you – maybe a little too transparent, but it’s heavy on my heart that this needs to be shared. So here it goes…
Life has been taxing and weighing on me for a while now. With my everyday life, with my work, with my relationships, you name it – I’ve been feeling it. I’ve had my fair share of “vent sessions” and mini mental breakdowns recently, because I don’t just look at tomorrow, I look at the whole year and try to figure it out on my own.
I’m a planner. I like to have everything planned down to the hour or minute. And when things don’t go as planned, I have a mini freak out in my brain, then gather myself, replan, and move forward.
Have you ever felt like that?
On Tuesday of last week, I attended the summer dinner concert, held here at America’s Keswick, which featured Kathy Troccoli. I grew up listening to her and many of her songs have spoken to me throughout the years. During her concert, she focused on one phrase: “Eyes on Me!” When things get tough, God says, “Eyes on Me!” And frankly, that brought me to tears. Because I heard that so loudly and clearly as if God Himself was saying it to me.
Thursday night, I went on social media, which I haven’t done in quite a while except for work-related things, and just so happened to stumble on a reel from Wellspring Executive Pastor, Graeme Wilson. And he said this: “What are you busy focusing on? Are you so wrapped up in your situation that you’re sitting on the roadside and Jesus is saying, ‘What do you want Me to do? I’m here!’ But we’re so busy fixing our eyes on our problems… and Jesus is saying, ‘Hey! LOOK AT ME! [Eyes on Me!] because with Me all things are possible.’” Man! Powerful!
“Eyes on Me!”
Later Thursday evening, I walked in on the tail end of Dr. Ron Susek’s session and one itty-bitty Bible reference caught my attention – he was referencing Jesus’ disciples in the boat when the huge storm came – and all I heard was “Eyes on Me!”
How many times do we take our eyes off of Jesus when things get hard, when life gets hard? And all Jesus is saying is, “Eyes on Me! Eyes on Me!”
I hope this speaks to you as it did to me.


Written by Elizabeth Welte: Elizabeth is currently serving as Keswick’s Marketing Director. She is married to Zach Welte, son of Bill Welte, who also serves Keswick in Keswick’s AV Department. She is an advanced violinist; playing for 20+ years. She also rides & jumps horses in her spare time.

Think About This: “We need the discernment of the Holy Spirit to recognize that God’s highest priority is to transform us, not just our circumstances.”― Bukky Agboola

The Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 17-19. You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Hebrews 8:10

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