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. Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV)
Eyes On Me
I have had the wrong mindset. My heart and mind have been set on the things of this earth. For far too long my life has been one long pursuit of what this world has had to offer me. I have pursued pleasure. I have lived for comfort. I have wanted things. How has this pursuit worked out for you? I have lived a life filled with discontent. I now know that the things of this earthly will never satisfy my soul. I will never find hope and meaning and purpose in pursuing comfort and pleasure in the earthly things of this life. No, you will not.
Your mindset has changed. You have a different perspective. You are no longer living for comfort and pleasure in the things of this world. No, I am not. You have changed my heart. You are transforming my mind. You have given me hope and meaning and purpose. My eyes are no longer on the things of this earth. I am no longer living for all that this world offers. My heart and mind and life are set on you. You have my full attention. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I am pursuing you. I am living the life that you have called me to live. It is now my joy to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to accomplish your purposes. I want to fulfill your plans. In every way, I want to live my life fully with and for you. That is very good.
You are right, my perspective has changed. Now, I know that I am passing though this life. This world is not my real home. My time here is fleeting. My life here on this earth will be like the blink of an eye or the snap of my fingers. To pursue what this life offers is a waste of time and energy. It is like chasing after the wind. I entered this world with nothing. I will leave this world with nothing. That is not entirely true. What do you mean by that? You are right, you cannot take anything from this world with you. But, you can store up treasures in heaven. You can bear fruit for my kingdom. You can go where I guide you. You can do what I ask of you. You can allow me to use you. You can bring glory to my name. Will you keep your eyes on me as I lead you though life? Will you follow and serve me? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, for so long my thoughts have been set on things of this earth. My heart and mind have been all about pursuing all that this life offers. I want a new heart and mind. Help me to focus myself on heavenly things from above. Guide all my thoughts and plans. Amen
For today’s complete 4 page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide click here:
Please consider sharing these devotionals with others through the social media you use.
Individual users may save the Discipleship Devotional Study Guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com