Setting my Mind on Things Above

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2 NIV

At first thought, setting my heart and mind on things above sounds easy. However, just like everyone else, I have difficult circumstances with which to deal, along with desires and ambitions. I focus on what I see in front of me, not “on things above”.

So what can I do? Worry or with all my human effort try to solve them or achieve them? Neither. The Apostle Paul continues by saying there is another solution for me.

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature. Colossians 3:5 NIV

The only solution is putting to death my earthly desires and ambitions—fixing my eyes on Jesus and letting the Holy Spirit do His work in me. This is the only way I can find the hope and peace my heart yearns for.

Will you join me?  

Sharing the journey with you, Bob Snyder