D A I L Y R E A D I N G
D A I L Y D E V O
There’s nothing wrong with setting goals or having the desire to achieve certain things in life. However, as the Apostle Paul reminded the Colossian church in today’s passage, what’s most important is setting your mind on things above. Allow everything that’s on your mind to be rooted in what the Father gives you. The reason why this is so important is because even the mind can be a dangerous thing. This is why the Apostle Paul reminds the Roman church in Romans 12:2 to “not conform to the pattern of this world, but [to] be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Even when we feel like we have a good handle on things, it’s so easy to get off course. It’s so easy to start letting our confidence and security be in our own abilities, forgetting that we need to be confident and secure in God’s abilities.
For example, perhaps things were going great at school or at your job and you were feeling pretty good about where you were. Then, the results from that exam came in or your boss pulled you over to the side and now, you’re not even sure where you stand.
Maybe, you find this happening with a friend or your boyfriend. You thought things were just fine until they said or did something that bothered you, and before you knew it, you were arguing and not sure where you stood anymore.
These are things that happen when we set our minds on what we think we know. This is what happens when we try to work out way through things without going to the Father! Set your mind on things above. Let Him be your guide by going before Him daily in prayer even when things are going extremely well. It will make a difference on the days that seem like bad days and it will make a difference on the good days, too.
Morgan Harper Nichols