And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
We can have right and wrong mind-sets. The right ones benefit us, and the wrong ones hurt us and hinder our progress. With God’s help we can set our minds in the right direction. Some people see life negatively because they have experienced unhappy circumstances all their lives and can’t imagine anything better. Then there are some people who see everything as negative simply because their personality leans in that direction. Whatever its cause, a negative outlook leaves a person miserable and unlikely to grow spiritually. To enjoy God’s good plan for us, we need to be in agreement with Him, and He definitely is not negative!
With God’s help and your hard work and determination, you can break negative mind-sets and old habits that are trying to keep you far from God. The devil doesn’t want you to break through because he knows that if you do, you will enjoy your life and be a blessing to others.
Heavenly Father, let my life be changed and renewed so that my life will cause many other lives to change. Help me to set my mind in the right direction in order to fulfill my ordained destiny. In Jesus name.
But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ