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Friday, May 2, 2014

Committing to What's Best and Not Just What's Good

In review of Colossians 3:2 it says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Bottom Line:
Set my mind on the things of heaven, not on the world

What this means to me:
I am to set my mind on the things of heaven above, not on the worldly things on this earth. I’m often tempted to believe that I can multi-task without limits. However my brain isn’t a computer; it can’t run different programs simultaneously. When I think I’m “multi-tasking,” I’m actually switching rapidly between tasks. Dividing my attention. I’m sure this is why people crash their cars when they try to text and drive.  And likely why people crash in their journeys to get healthy. Getting healthy the right way requires a relentless focus on God and his plan for healthy living. I must focus on what’s most important and not allow myself to get distracted by the trivial. If the enemy can’t get me to do wrong, he’ll simply try to wear me out with a lot of good things. He’ll get me over-committed to the good but not the best.  This verse reminds me to, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:2 NIV).  As I make the commitment to get healthy, I need to lay aside what doesn’t matter so you can focus on Jesus and his plan for my body.  I am rather lucky that God has chosen to heal me well after my infection and within this make my overall body healthier.  I need to set my mind on the things of heaven and stay away from focusing on the pleasures of this world.  I will focus on what’s best and not just what is good.