BETWEEN THE LINES a frontline devotional

Set Your Sights

Day 10

“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 

Set your sights… now when I say something like this what comes to mind? Maybe thoughts of your future, a goal you have, or even sights you have for a boy or girl you are interested in. But God, like in this scripture, wants us to set our sights on things above. Now this doesn’t mean that you can only sit in your room and pray and read the Bible until Jesus returns, but rather SEPARATE yourselves while in the world: from activities and relationships that don’t build you up spiritually.  God wrote this scripture so that we don’t become totally consumed with the outfit we will be wearing, what people will think, or what you are going to do after school or work, but to look and think on bigger things, God things!  I feel that God is always looking out for us. This scripture wants us to set our minds on things above so that our mind is continually renewed and refreshed. So that when the devil’s imps try and attack our mind we can laugh, and when people say hurtful things we can say, “God bless you too… ha ha.”

Seasons of life always feel extreme and so important while you are in them, but always remember this life is fleeting. Remember who created you and where you will be going.  Live a life worthy unto God, a life filled with righteousness and purity.  I encourage you to think about things that are in your life that are not necessarily sinful but are draining your spiritual power. Maybe you are wrapped up in a sport, club, hobby, or even a new relationship.  These things could be taking away your sight, taking away from your affection with God. God first, THEN all these things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).  Put God first and keep your sights on things above and He will make whatever sport, club, hobby, or relationship 10x better on the other end, just like He promised!

Confession for today: “God, I want to put you first in all I do, show me what might be ahead of You in my life, things that might be causing my sight to be off course…”

God is good… all the time… all the time…

Joey