Journal Entry ~ 03/21/19

1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. - Colossians 3:1-2

We choose what we think about. That's a truth that needs to be said out loud over and over again. In our culture, people tend to take a very passive view and act as if they cannot control their thoughts. Far too often, we choose to dwell on a dark thought, then claim we cannot control it.  

We are told time and time again in scripture that we are to "set our minds" or to "consider" things above. The human mind has the powerful capacity to draw its attention to whatever it chooses - unlike any other animal on this earth. What a powerful weapon against the evil one!  

Yet we don't use it as we often we get caught taking a dark thought, a worry, a temptation and rolling it around in our head until that thought has control over us. The reality is what we set our minds on determines life or death.  Our emotions are governed in large measure by what we consider — what we dwell on with our minds.  If we let our minds constantly dwell on the dark, our heart will feel dark. 

We must choose to open our mind to the light and our heart will feel the light.  We must choose to consider His glory and His faithfulness. We must set on our minds on things above. So many pray for the dark thoughts to go away, then sit passively and wait for Him to remove the anxious or depressive thoughts...but that’s not how it works. God clearly commands us to do this. He says ‘set’ - that’s an active word. You must choose to set you mind on the things above, but when you take that step of obedience, you can know He will bless your life abundantly. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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