Set Your Minds On Things Above! How?

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God [Colossian 3:1-3]

It is easy to get wrapped up in our own personal busyness or struggles and lose sight of God.  It is easy to get so distracted by the stormy seas that our eyes are taken off of the One who deserves our attention and can best help. There is more to this verse than an encouragement to keep your eyes on Christ.

It is about asking the Father for a heavenly perspective on what is happening around me or you.  More precisely, it is about seeing my disabilities from God, the Father’s perspective and not from an earthly point of view.

From an earthly or natural perspective, I am viewed as being weak and incapable.  Some may consider me, to be a burden or pitied.  Why? It is because I am visually impaired and hearing impaired.  As such, I am viewed as weak.  To add to the mix, I don’t like admitting that I need help.

To continue this, it would be easy to get caught up with both physical healing and inner healing. How wrapped up? It could be done to the point of distracting me, from what Jesus has called to do. I am not opposed to supernatural healing.  If God is willing, Jesus could heal me instantly.  Yet, this has not occurred. What am I to do?

What of my having God’s perspective? For me, it is seeing how God, the Father is glorified through my weaknesses; this includes my disabilities.  Have you read my other stories on this blog?  Yes, I certainly have had troubles and have shared some of it.  I could not have written these without God’s help in my life.

By having God’s perspective, I am learning to see how my Father sees the situation.  I could get wrapped up in my own thoughts and feelings or ask “Father, what do you want me to do?  How can I be of help in this situation?”

There is probably more to it and I am obviously still learning. 🙂 So, I do invite you to share your to share your thoughts about having a heavenly perspective; as per Paul’s instructions.

3 thoughts on “Set Your Minds On Things Above! How?

  1. Keeping your mind on heaven is an integral point made in scripture, particularly (from my reading) in the New Testament.

    “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ” Hebrews 12

    “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father but from the world. The world is passing away, and its lusts, but He who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:15

    1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God [Colossians 3:1-3]

    19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6

    There are others too I’m pretty sure. But those are just a few by 3 or possibly 4 different authors.

    How bout it?!

  2. Great Post. Glad I stumbled upon your blog! When going through trials it’s comforting to have an eternal perspective. This life is just temporary (thank goodness, right?). Also, when we ask God to help us align our thoughts and our heart with His, we are better able to see things the way He wants us to. God may not always change the circumstances we are in but what He wants most is for us to obedient and walk in a manner pleasing to Him no matter what is going on around you.

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