What does it mean to set our minds on things above?
Every day we fully expect to see something wonderful. Not just in our circumstances, but in us. We expect to see Christ in us because He’s our expectation of glory. We’re not created in Christ to be subject to the world around us. As believers in Christ, it’s essential to remember that the world has nothing to offer us in the ways of wisdom regarding the kingdom.
Colossians 3:2, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the Earth.”
For us, that means we want to embrace every opportunity as an occasion to see what God sees, to think the way God thinks, and to see our lives and our circumstances from His higher perspective. No matter what the circumstances are (whether they’re good, bad, or ugly), there is a gift of God present for you and an opportunity to set your mind on things above.
A key truth in developing this perspective is what I want to focus on this week. And that is: God allows in His wisdom what He could easily prevent in His power. It’s such a huge truth for me because it releases us from a victim mindset. It sets us free from the “why” questions. “Why me?” “Why now?” “Why this?”
The “why” question is a way of thinking that is Earth-bound, not heaven based. So we exchange the victim question of “Why?” for a better question that will connect us with the wisdom of God. Here’s one of my favorites: “Who do You want to be for me now that You couldn’t be at any other time?”
This question is a key that will open up your circumstances to see what the Author and the Finisher of your faith is currently developing in you.
Want to learn more? Tune in to today’s podcast as we learn what it means to set our minds on things ABOVE.
As always, thanks for listening!