Colossians 3:2 (ESV)
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
This scripture is a reminder that our thoughts should be on things that are eternal and not temporary. Nothing on this earth will last forever, but what is above it will. Our hope is not in this world but far above it is a place Jesus said He was preparing for us.
To set your mind means to have it aligned with something. Paul is telling us to have our minds aligned with what is above and not on the earth. He is encouraging us to align our thoughts and plans with what will last forever and not fade away. Be aware of where you are, but stay aligned with where you’re going.
So what are you aligned with today? Are you living on the earth, or have you aligned yourself with it? Is all your affections and plans wrapped up in your life here in this world? Let me remind you that those who are in Christ Jesus are not at home on this earth. We are aware of where we are, but we are aligned with where we’re going. Maybe you’re out of alignment and need to be reminded of what is above. Take some time today to make the necessary adjustments to get your thoughts back on track.