Top Ways to Set Your Mind on Things Above

It’s not easy to think about things above when we’re constantly faced with challenges and distractions in our everyday lives. However, if we want to find true peace and lasting happiness, it’s important that we learn how to set our minds on things above. I’m super excited to share with you some ways that you can train your mind to focus on the things that matter most . . . the things that are eternal. We’ll also explore some Bible verses that provide encouragement for setting our minds on things above.

Set Your Mind on Things Above Meaning

So, what does it mean to set your mind on things above? If you’ve been in Christian circles for long, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase. Basically, it means that we should focus our thoughts on God and His heavenly kingdom rather than on the things of this world. When our minds are set on things above, we’re better able to handle the trials and temptations of life because we know that there’s something more important waiting for us in heaven.

Will there be distractions to try to keep you in the here and now? Most definitely! Keeping your mind focused on the right things is a battle, but it’s one worth fighting. Let’s check out some Bible verses dealing with our minds to help us in this battle.

Set Your Mind on Things Above Verse

If you’re looking for a Scripture about setting your mind on things above, the most common one that comes to mind is Colossians 3:2 (ESV), which says, ” Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” This verse is a great reminder that we should be focused on the future and what God has in store for us. When we keep our minds set on things above, it’s easier to stay positive and hopeful even when life gets tough.

However, this is not the only Bible verse dealing with our minds. In fact, there are many other Bible verses about setting our minds on things above, but this one is a good starting point for understanding why it’s so important. As Christians, we know that this world is temporary and that our true home is in heaven with God. So let’s focus on the things that matter most to God and set our minds on things above!

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Now I’d love to share some other Bible verses that remind us to be focused on eternal things and not on the here and now. I’d recommend writing one or more of these verses on a card and putting it where you will see it often. We all need this reminder!

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6

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“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 2:5

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

How to Set Your Mind on Things Above

Yes, it sounds all good to set our minds on things above, but how do we do that in the busyness of motherhood? You’re being pulled in so many directions and it’s hard to focus on anything besides the chaos around you. If you can keep your mind focused on heavenly things, it will give you purpose in the chaos. By focusing your mind, you also help keep out the doubts and lies that Satan tries to place there. Here are some great ways that you can start setting your mind on things above:

As moms, unless we prioritize our relationship with God, it can easily fall by the wayside. Learn more about growing closer to God. As we grow closer to Him, we become a better wife and mother as well.

  • Pray regularly. When we pray, we’re reminded of God’s presence in our lives and His power to help us through whatever challenges we’re facing. If you want to set your mind on things above, make time for regular prayer.
  • Read the Bible. The Bible is full of encouraging stories and verses that remind us of God’s love for us as well as His plan for us. By spending time in God’s Word, you’ll be better able to set your mind on things above. Try to focus especially on verses that speak of God’s plan for you.
  • Spend time with other believers. Surrounding ourselves with other believers helps us to stay focused on God and His plan for our lives. When we’re around like-minded people, it’s easier to set our minds on things above and focused on our earthly mission. Do you have a Christian mom community?
  • Make a conscious effort to think about God throughout the day. Every time you catch yourself thinking about something earthly, redirect your thoughts to God and His goodness. Give thanks to Him. Over time, this will become easier and more natural. Use verse cards to help as mentioned above.
  • Fill your mind with positive and good thoughts. When our minds are full of positive thoughts, it’s easier to set our minds on things above. So make an effort to fill your mind with good things by listening to uplifting Christian music, reading inspiring books, and watching motivating movies. All these things can help renew your mind.

Set Your Mind on Things Above

What are some other ways that you can think of to set your mind on things above? Is this a struggle for you? If so, you’re not alone! I hope you will share your ideas in the comments section below!

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