FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
If you truly want to remember that you were made with a purpose in your daily life, you can never allow yourself to become absorbed with the things that are right in front of you.
In today’s passage, we see that the Apostle Paul wanted the people in Colossae to know this. They lived in a time where they were faced with many religious options and none of them led to the truth that Jesus is Lord. Paul wanted to emphasize that it’s not about sprinkling a little Jesus into your daily routine. It’s not about adding Jesus to your existing schedule when it’s convenient. It’s about keeping Christ at the center of everything. It’s about keeping your mind fixed on what’s above and not what’s around you.
So when your mind starts wondering, and it seems like the work day is going on too long, or, the things you desire are taking forever to happen, remember that even though you might live and breathe these scenarios everyday, God is breathing life into everything single day!
You have an opportunity in Christ to remember the good news in it all. You have the opportunity to stop letting these things consume you and focus on what’s above, knowing that God has a purpose for you and when you keep Christ at the center, you will constantly be reminded of this. Even in difficult times.
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Colossians 3:1-17
DAILY CHALLENGE: As you focus on what’s above, what things in your life do you need to stop letting consume your mind?