Think about things of heaven, not of things of the world. Colossians 3:2
Easier said than done, right?!
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This is a guideline from God on how we need to be thinking throughout our today. We must keep our sights fixed on God and on heavenly things. As we do this, the desires of this world fall at our feet.
When we get lost in the things of the world, darkness begins to overcome us. Our vision is dimmed and we begin to hunger for what our friends and family have and we don’t. As we hunger, it causes a spirit of complaining and questioning of why we don’t have what others have, for example, why is it that our lives are so hard and others seem to have it all together? Sound familiar?
All of these thoughts are from the enemy taking advantage of our vulnerability. The enemy seeks to kill, steal, and destroy us by any means necessary. He always wants to keep our thoughts fixed on the confusion swirling around in our heads, the hurt that our hearts can’t seem to recoup from. With each new stab someone may throw at us unknowingly or deliberately, he echoes us our hearts are broken forever.
Yet, we have hope. He bestowed unto us a helper, the Holy Spirit to come and live in us, so when the lies of the beast fix our vision on the things of the world, the Holy Spirit can gently move our chins up to the clouds in the sky, to chirping and singing of the birds who even sing our Lord’s praises, to the cool breeze on our face, or a beautiful rainbow in the sky. This is reiterated and confirmed in Romans 1:20: “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
Everywhere we look is a reminder of all God has done for us. Oh, how He loves us! Keep your eyes fixed on Him and listen to the guiding of the Holy Spirit and all of your confusion and hurt will begin to slowly fall away. We learn to lay all these wants, hurts and why’s at His feet, and trust He knows and has the very best for us.
Oh, what hope and joy I have in my Lord, for he makes my days that are difficult bearable.