“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. ”
Where is your focus?
Are you looking to your left?
Are you looking to your right?
Are you looking behind, in front, diagonally?
Where are your eyes set? And on what are they set?
The bible tells us, that we who have been raised, re-birthed, and renewed in Christ should place our eyes on Him.
It tells us to set our eyes, our minds, our hearts, not on things of this earth, but actually on that which lies high above.
So, what does this mean?
Well firstly, it says ‘No limits’.
Some of us think so small.
We struggle to comprehend anything beyond basic and so we live our lives in the safe zone and never push ourselves to reach our full potential.
Friend, today, if you can set your heart on Jesus, and think of the power with which He conquered death, then you’ll realise that there is so much more out there for you to accomplish, which is bigger and better than what you’re sitting and settling with now, getting complacent.
Look at Jesus and think BIG.
Look at Him and realise that through Him, you are limitless (Philippians 4:13), and so no man or woman could ever determine how far you will get in life.
Look at Him and know that you are more than just a guy or lady; you are a Royal Priesthood, and a Chosen Generation, and so the fruits of your life ought to show the Excellence and Glory of God, and give praise to God (1 Peter 2:9).
Set your heart on Jesus says, ‘Think of Him first’.
We have to remember that we will not be on earth for eternity, and there is a higher place, a more precious place and a beautiful kingdom which awaits those who love and honour God.
Setting our hearts on Jesus; thinking of Him before we speak or act, means we are striving to be more like Him, in order to ensure that we don’t miss heaven.
So it does mean that sometimes, it requires us to stop and think ‘What would Jesus do?’, and then allow the Holy Spirit to guide our next move and decision.
It means we no longer make decisions or take steps without considering the consequences or implications that they may have on our lives as a disciple of Christ.
It means we daily show Him, that His death and resurrection didn’t go to waste, and truly by His blood we’ve been redeemed and transformed.
(Remember that the word of God encourages us to renew our minds, in order to transform our ways – Romans 12:2).
All in all, when we correct our focus, we will be able to get so many more things right in our lives.
A heart that looks towards Jesus and chases after Him constantly, will be strained less, in its strive to perfection, because it is following the One who can truly lead us to the Father.
When Jesus died on the cross, He purchased our salvation.
Meaning, He created the passage for us to not be condemned to eternal fire when we die and leave this earth, but rather to ascend into an eternal paradise with God, our Maker (John 17:2).
Jesus explains; ‘No one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him’, (Matthew 11:27);
So let us not despise nor underestimate the importance of having The Christ in our lives.
Let us continuously strive to know Jesus deeply, in order for us to also get to know the Father much more deeply and intimately.
And as we set our eyes on the Son, we will surely be drawn ever-nearer to the Beautiful Father.
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing
God Bless you.