“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2 ESV
Paul in his writing to the church of Colosse told them to set their minds on the things above, and not on the things that are on this earth. I find this piece of scripture important in our lives as believers especially in this day and age that we are living in. There are so many things going on in this world from television to events, social media to fashion/trends, political to economic pressures etc. We can get trapped and caught up with these things which can easily distract us from setting our minds on heavenly things as we are supposed to do.
The moment our minds are taken off God and distracted from the things of God by the things of the world, it affects our worship to God, thus draws us far away from Him. It is the aim of the enemy to use the things on earth to distract us from serving God to please our fleshly desires. That is why it is important as believers that we become watchful of our way of life, so that we are not distracted by anything on this earth.
For us to be able to set our minds on things above, we have to study scripture, meditate on scripture and apply scripture to our lives daily. The things above cannot be found anywhere except in the word of God.
Brethren, let’s seek for the help of the Holy Spirit and also make the conscious effort to set our minds on the things above, and not the transient things of this world.