Last Sunday we spent time in both the morning and evening services considering the exhortation to “be not weary in well doing.”  Towards the end of the Sunday evening study, we looked at Hebrews 12:1-3, emphasizing the supremely-important first three words of Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus….”  While thinking back on that verse this week, I was reminded of something I once read that said, “When you take your eyes off God, the only direction to look is down.”  Now think about that for a moment!  What a true statement!  Peter looked down at the waves; he sank.  Gideon looked at his army; he doubted.  Sarah looked at her age; she laughed.  Demas looked at the world; he quit.  Israel looked at the giants; they missed the Promised Land.  It’s true.  Whenever we take our focus off the Lord, we cease to be effective for Him.  But sometimes, keeping focused on the Lord is no easy task.  Distractions are everywhere.  Doubt is always lingering, ready to pounce.  The world, the Devil, and our own flesh are constantly clamoring for our attention.  Because of this, we must be intentional, decidedly on purpose with our focus, keeping our gaze Heavenward.  If things are tough today, and you feel that spiritual weariness creeping over you, take a minute and see where your eyes are.  Why not cast your lot with the Psalmist who said, “I will lift up mine eyes”?