Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
until He has mercy on us.
As believers we are to be entirely reliant upon the Lord and not man. When we allow our eyes to lose focus on the Lord we begin to leak. We can lose focus in many ways: business of life, preoccupancy, procrastination and neglect of the Word. But one area of leakage we often fail to recognize is doubt. When we make spiritual progress and begin to take Spiritual Stands in our lives, often we later question our stand saying things like “Maybe I was too strong in my stand?” “Maybe I was a bit too pretentious?” “Maybe I’m expecting too much?” “I’ve been stretching myself for the Lord too much.” It’s then that we begin to leak spiritually.
But remember, no effort for the Lord is too high! When we question we leak like when Eve began to question her stand she fell; we will, too. When we doubt God and question our stand for righteousness we are not trusting Him; instead we become concerned with what people think rather than what God thinks. Our reliance on God is gone and reliance on the world’s opinion takes His place. We lose our focus on the Lord and lift our eyes to pleasing people instead.
Whenever we are in this place we are leaking spiritually. If there are holes in our boat we will sink if we don’t quickly remedy the problem. It only takes a quick readjustment to remedy spiritual leakage—get your eyes back on Jesus and in His word and your boat will patched in no time.