About That…

Set your minds on things above, not that which is in The Earth”
Colossians 3:2

Have you ever set an alarm and woken only to discover it’d been set for the wrong time? It’s so frustrating. Now we’re running late & we’ll probably miss our appointment. At the very least we’ll have to rush & race to get to where we’re needed. If we’d taken a little more care & effort we would have set our alarm correctly & everything would have gone smoothly.

Today’s verse lets us know how to set our mind correctly so things go well. We are to think, judge & regulate ourselves according to heavens view rather than what’s happening here on earth. What we see, feel, touch, smell & hear are tangible but temporal. It’s the things we can’t see [Romans 4:17, Hebrews 11:3] that’ll form our future. So if we set our minds by our feelings we’ll take ourselves towards the wrong future.

Our focus needs to be on what’s above. We must ensure that our minds are set on things that’ll count for eternity rather than stuff that’ll rot & rust [Matthew 6:19]. We must live our lives for Godly purposes rather than for selfishness & self gain. When we focus correctly we set our minds to drive our future towards God’s plan & purposes.

This week lets avoid getting wrapped up in the things of this earth. Let’s stop focusing on all the stuff around us that has no eternal value. Instead let’s discover heavens viewpoint, from God’s Word; The Bible. Then let’s set our minds on those things. Let’s see every situation from God’s perspective rather than our own. That way our minds will be set correctly and we’ll be focused on things above today & everyday.

Never Alone…

God, your God, is with you every step you take.”
Joshua 1:9b

What scares people the most? Terrorism? Cancer? Death? Unemployment? There are plenty of things that could top the fear list but the number one thing seems to be loneliness. 6 out of every 10 people say they often feel lonely. 1/3 of these have little help to get past their feelings. Loneliness can be like a prison cell, a prison cell we’re not meant to be in.

Todays verse reminds us that we are never alone. Every day, every step of the way, God is with us. He doesn’t leave us [Hebrews 13:5], even if our journey gets difficult, distasteful or painful. He is with us step, by step, by step. He helps us forward into a better & more prosperous future.

Now, in the earlier part of our verse, we discover some keys to breaking through. The believer is reminded to remain strong & courageous. We’re to confidently let go of the prison bars of fear & discouragement that contain us. We must break out & realize that God is ready to walk us into our future. He’ll be there every step of the way so we will never be alone.

This week is a week to break free. No matter what fears & discouragements we may be facing let’s not isolate ourselves. Let’s be strong & courageous instead. Let’s break out and step into our future. Let’s remember that God, our God; the one who called everything we see into place [Hebrews 11:3], is with us every step of the way. He’ll walk us through to a victory that is far beyond what we could even ask or imagine. [Ephesians 3:20]