Where is Our Focus?
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. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3 NIV
Setting our hearts on things above is not always the easiest task. This is why scripture was written. It is a reminder of how we are to live.
The reminder to set our hearts above is one that elevates our thought process from the earth and the world around us. After all, our thoughts are supposed to be on God and all that He is doing in and through us. Where else should our focus be but up.
When we set our thoughts on earthly things we can be easily distracted. Our focus is taken away from Christ and what He has done for us. We are unable to be sanctified, set apart, for the purpose of our lives.
When we come to Christ we not only acknowledge His death for us, but we also must recognize our own death of the life we are leaving behind. A life that was filled with earthly focus. In our new resurrected life the things above are all we should desire to see, as it brings more life to us than we have experienced before.
Considerations for your planner:
- Where is your focus today? Write it out. The first step to become aware of where your focus goes.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Father, Help us to move away from our earthly focus. We want to focus on You and all that You are doing. We do not want to be distracted. We need You. The world around us wants to keep our attention, but we are dead to that way of life. Help us to live into the life You want for us. In Your name we pray, Amen.
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