The Colossians Challenge: Day 17

Col. 3:2 – “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

Isn’t it really easy to become preoccupied with ‘everyday life’ stuff? Bills need to be paid… kids need to be raised… job… marriage… maintaining friendships… running errands… church activities/ministry… the list goes on and on. Not only is it easy to become preoccupied with those things, but it’s also easy to become OVERWHELMED with all the STUFF that needs to be accomplished on a regular basis.

In the first verse of chapter 3, we’re told to “seek those things which are above, where Christ is…” and in the next verse, to set our “minds [or, affections] on things that are above…” This is not a ‘wishful dreaming’, a sigh that longs to be THERE instead of HERE… but it is a joyful and patient working HERE, with THERE in mind. In other words, we’re not to be so attached to what’s here that we settle for a life of significance here… but our HOPE and our HEART is to seek after the glory and honor of Christ, and find our SIGNIFICANCE and SATISFACTION in Him. And even with the sometimes overwhelming issues of life, we can long for the day when there will be no more pain, no more strife, no more heartache… we can long for heaven, our true home…



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