keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith
Hebrews 12:2a, NET
...the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self:
He tells us that we are nothing, but that "Christ is all in all."
Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee—it is Christ;
it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee—it is Christ;
it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument—it is Christ's blood and merits;
therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ;
look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope;
look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith.
We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers,
or our feelings;
it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
Keep thine eye simply on Him;
let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind;
when thou wakest in the morning look to Him;
when thou liest down at night look to Him.
Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus;
follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.