Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Well, I know this is shocking, but the Patriots won the Super Bowl last night and I didn’t even watch one single minute. It was interesting to see the drama surrounding the conference games and how disinterested the country was about the big game.
For the winners, unless you had some ridiculous bet cooking in Vegas, your life probably didn’t change this morning. For the losers, the sun still came up, the birds still sang their songs and the world kept turning. And even for Saints fans who had the satisfaction of watching the Rams lose, who thought they were robbed and should have been in the Super Bowl, their day started pretty much the same today as yesterday.
The fans of teams who won, lost or didn’t make it to the Super Bowl all have lives that didn’t really change because football is just a game and nothing more. To hear about the Rams player that was getting death threats against him and his family after the pass interference situation with the Saints was a little shocking. To think that people were that invested in their football team that they would make a threat on someone’s life was sad.
I was driving from home this am and formulating my blog, thinking how clever I was going to be sharing about how things like the Super Bowl can make people so mad when it doesn’t really matter who won, when the Bluetooth from my phone didn’t connect to my car’s multimedia system and I got instantly mad. I immediately recognized that I was concerned about something that was a “first world problem” and exhibiting the same level of nonsense as the losing football fans I was going to roast in my blog.
I say all of this to say we need to put everything on this earth and what we deal with in perspective. I firmly believe that the things that make us angry are a direct correlation of our walks with God. If we have a heavenly perspective on life then we will not be concerned about things that don’t really matter in eternity. Today is the day to take an inventory of your life and the things that concern you. If we truly say that we want the “mind of Christ” as believers then we will be asking God for a mind that is concerned about what he is concerned about and not the menial things that can make us nervous.
To accomplish these things we need to make a conscious decision every day to have our mind set on God and what he wants for us by spending time with him reading the Bible and praying while asking for him to give us opportunities to share His love. When we are focused on how we can accomplish his goals each day on earth then we are less likely to be thrown by the problems that come up each day. Setting your mind of heavenly things is not easy with the struggles of life but in the end, it is always worth it.
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