If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things that are above not on things of this earth. Colossians 3:1-2
What have you been thinking about lately? What consumes your thoughts daily? Is it your job, your spouse, your kids, money, TV, the internet? The list could go on. Life can be very hard. There is a constant pressure to perform and provide for yourself and possibly for your family.
Our thoughts eventually become our words and our words eventually become actions. Think about it. You have never said anything that you haven’t thought about. You have never done anything that hasn’t crossed your mind. Our life begins and is rooted in our thoughts.
This is why the bible speaks very strongly about our thoughts. Specifically in Colossians 3:1-2 It tells us not once but twice to set our minds on things above. Why is this? It is because If we set our minds on things above then we will do the work of things above. In order for us to live for Christ our minds must be dwelling on him.
Because of Christ’s death to the world we also die to the world and because of his resurrection we become resurrected with him. We no longer have to carry the burden of our sin. We are no longer confined to the law saying do this and don’t do that. Our minds are free to think of Christ alone.
When we set our minds on things above we begin to start breaking free of sexual immorality, impurity, evil desire, covetousness, idolatry, anger, wrath, malice, and obscene talk. We start to to put off the old self and put on the new self that Jesus died for.
Set your mind on things above and you will be able to put on kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Aligning your thought life to the word of God is the key to peace.
By: Danielle O'Neil