Set Your Mind
“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” - Colossians 3:2 Our feet may walk this earth, and gravity keeps us physically anchored, but to live healthy, spiritually whole lives, our minds must be in heaven! This means that in our practical, everyday lives, we can set our minds to approach people, our jobs, and our daily tasks with a perspective that reflects God’s perspective.
“Set your mind” is almost an order.
Study God’s Word, pray, draw close to the Lord, and allow Him to pull you back up from the daily grind to see things from above. Put your life in perspective as you see the bigger picture, the long view, and realize that the hassles of today will be old news in a short period of time. They do not need to consume your thoughts and dictate your state of mind.
The Bible also says that we are raised up by God to sit in heavenly places with Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).
If we can set our minds to sit there everyday with Jesus, immersed in His love, then what a different view of earth, of people, and of life we will enjoy!
“If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” —C.S. Lewis
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