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Where’s your mind?

” If you are then raised up with Christ, reach out for the highest gifts of Heaven, where Christ reigns in power. Be concerned with the Heavenly things, not with the passing things of earth. For, as far as this world is concerned you are already dead, and your true life is a hidden one in God through Christ. One day Christ, who is your life, will show himself openly, and you will all share in that magnificent revelation” Apostle Paul 62 AD.

We have all been caught up in our own tough circumstances in life that can cause anxiety and stress. Personally I have suffered with panic attacks and other mental health issues over the years and I have found that most of the time things have just worked out fine! We can also think that if we get all worked up then we’re somehow in control of our life.  This only robs us of any peace or joy.

Paul in the scripture above is giving us a gem of advice. Don’t focus on the things around you but fix your attention on Heavenly things.   He’s saying fix your attention on Christ that can have power over your circumstances. Allow your life to be hidden in Him.  Let Christ give you peace when all around you is chaos.

I love the bit “Christ, who is your life.” If Jesus is now my life then I need to give control over to Him. I need to begin to simply trust He will come through for me. What are the “Highest gifts of Heaven?” I believe they are Wisdom and Peace. Both of those gifts are very much attributes of Christ’ nature. It is Christ’ very nature that we have taken on when we let Him into our lives.

Over the past month I have given up Stress. I have given up caring about the circumstances I find myself in and replaced my attention on Jesus having control. I have being believing He is the Source of Peace and Joy. This is beginning to change my life for the better. I don’t take life so seriously any more. I’m no longer in the driving seat, He is! 

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2 comments on “Where’s your mind?

  1. Good blog. Elements of your experiences have mirrored and continue to mirror my own. i am trying to give up worry and putting my faith in G-d (have omitted the ‘o’ because am experiencing connections with my jewish heritage and recognising more the sacredness of such a holy name). Anyway, just wanted to say, i really appreciate it when people like you write blogs that are encouraging, true and contain messages that we all need to be reminded of so often.

    THANK YOU!!

    • Hi Sarah, Thank you for your kind words. I love the whole social networking and blogging as it gives us all a voice. There are too many messages out in the world that are simply depressive and lack any hope. We as believers should be people that offer hope in a broken world. The Gospel is alive and building momentum and I strongly believe that Christ’ Love is going to be known by many in this year! Nothing can stop it!

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